Filter Cartridges And Tap Water Question

  1. Nathan_betta3010

    Nathan_betta3010 Valued Member Member

    I’m asking because I’m going to give a friend my filter and it’s cartridge but accidentally rinsed it in tap water. Will this eliminate the chances for nitrifying bacteria to grow on it or will it be fine?
  2. TexasGuppy

    TexasGuppy Well Known Member Member

    Probably killed it. Depending how.much you rinsed, there may be a little.. but I doubt it.
  3. d

    danhutchins Valued Member Member

    Depends on if you have well water or town water. If town water you killed it.
  4. OP

    Nathan_betta3010 Valued Member Member

    It was a brand new cartridge. there was no bacteria previously. Just asking if it prevents it in the future.
  5. Cheesearmada

    Cheesearmada Valued Member Member

    It should be fine, you are supposed to rinse the cartridges before using them anyway. In the future when the cartridges are seeded, just rinse them in tank water while doing a water change. Hope this helps :)