10 Gallon Tank How to properly replace filter media

Ksuar

Hi everyone! I’ve been a good newbie and kept my filter media like I was told… however… going on about 9 months with this same cartridge and it’s pretty full of junk. I’ve rinsed it out with tank water a number of times and it runs clear but is stained a lovely shade of poop lol. It also seems to have slowed down the flow of water.
I’ve read about the charcoal and the floss and what not but I don’t know what any of that means. :)
 

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BigManAquatics

Put a new one in but leave the old one in for a few days, so the new one can get that bacteria.
 

StarGirl

You've got some good seeded fabric there. ;) You can put a new one in and tear the fabric off the old one and put it in the filter with the new one. Leave the fabric in there for about a month. Make sure it is behind the new one.
 

Ksuar

Got it!! Thank you!
 

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