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Transfering Beneficial Bacteria

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Transfering Beneficial bacteria - A simple way of saving your BB and avoiding another cycle.

So, let's say that one of your filter sponges is ruined. You need to replace it but it will cause a mini or full cycle. Here's how you can:

Get a bucket or container big enough to hold your new & old media, as well as at least a gallon of water. Next put your water, old & new media in there and an air pump. Switch the pump on to get some circulation going. Then squeeze out the old media. Leave this bucket sitting for 24-48 hours and then quickly add the new media to the filter.

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