Help Dumping A Attention Hog And Getting A Hang On The Back Filter

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had this filter since I started but I don't really want it...it does a great job of cleaning but a waste of space and It makes the tank look smaller than it already is. It also is an attention hog right when you look at the tank your eyes are super glued to this carbon fiber. I can't really move it anywhere else either the lid prevents anything from moving to a good corner location. help me ditch this filter!
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How big is the tank? How big is the cut out (length)? Looks like one of those all on one tank tops. Looks like a small Aquaclear will fit there like a 20 or 30.
 
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The tank is a 10 gallon tank, the cut out length is roughly 7 and a half inches.
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Ok I'm glad! thanks, I'll take a pic before and after I get the new filter. but how do I cycle the new filter without recycling the tank again?
 

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Best thing to do is take out the old media and put it in the new filter. Cut out the filter floss if needed. We have no idea what is in your old filter.
 
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All it has inside is filter floss inside it is charcoal every month I have to change it out.
 

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Is there a reason you are using charcoal. If not you can cut the filter floss and remove the charcoal and put the filter floss in the new filter and you should keep your cycle just watch your water for awhile to make sure it is all good.
 

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I need help with my plants, I think they are actively dying I the leaves on this is melting...is it the lighting? Also off topic but my water is clear like glass!
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