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coreemoore

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My filter which was a top fin silentstream 20 gallon broke all together . I went out first thing and bought a Tetra Whisper IQ . They didn’t have another top fin in stock and I was desperate . I don’t want my cycle to crash .... I put the cartridge from the top fin into the tetra along with the new cartridge that goes with the new filter . Will this be ok ? It took me so long to get the tank to cycle !
 

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coreemoore said:
My filter which was a top fin silentstream 20 gallon broke all together . I went out first thing and bought a Tetra Whisper IQ . They didn’t have another top fin in stock and I was desperate . I don’t want my cycle to crash .... I put the cartridge from the top fin into the tetra along with the new cartridge that goes with the new filter . Will this be ok ? It took me so long to get the tank to cycle !
Yep you did great!! Move all the old filter media (cartridge) you can shove in new filter. If just 1 cartridge then just that.

Keep eye on your water perameters but you should be fine.
 

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coreemoore said:
My filter which was a top fin silentstream 20 gallon broke all together . I went out first thing and bought a Tetra Whisper IQ . They didn’t have another top fin in stock and I was desperate . I don’t want my cycle to crash .... I put the cartridge from the top fin into the tetra along with the new cartridge that goes with the new filter . Will this be ok ? It took me so long to get the tank to cycle !
Ps I wouldn't over clean decorations/ plants or glass for next week as beneficial bacteria also lives on these. And while your new filter is getting BB your tank will need the other for help.
 

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