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  1. Default New Filter and Cycling

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    Hello! I currently have a fully cycled, live plant, 36 gallon with 5 peppered corys, 5 platys, 11 neon tetra, 1 dwarf gourami, and 4 netrite snails. I currently have a Whisper 40i and a Whisper 10i in the tank. Side note: I didn't realize that my 40i wouldn't be enough when I originally purchased the tank and thanks to some helpful members here, I know I need to improve my filtration. Due to the fact that money is tight, I have been saving for an Aqua Clear 110. Three questions... 1) Is this a good filter for the tank I have? Or is there a bette option in the same price range? 2) When I replace the filters and put in the new one, will that mess up my bioload? My understanding is that a lot of beneficial bacteria live in the filter as well as the walls, and decor, etc. Will taking out the current filters and putting in a new one cause an issue with my water quality? 3) Not related to filtration, is my stocking ok? Like I always say, I am new at this at looking for any advice I can get from the more experienced. :) Thanks!

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    You have a nice sounding tank! good set up you have there.

    the AC 110 is a great choice for your tank.

    personally, I would run both the whisper 40 and the ac110 on that tank.
    either sell the 10i, or keep it for a future QT tank that comes available when you can budget such a thing.

    if you run both 40i/ac110-then you don't risk anything with your bioload, your AC will just seed up with bacteria!

    but since you are taking the 10i off-keep a close eye on your parameters to make sure there isn't a mini ammonia spike-but do water changes as needed.

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    Hi Mizzoutank. Thanks for the advice! How long to you recommend leaving the 40i before removing? Month? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemoon View Post
    Hi Mizzoutank. Thanks for the advice! How long to you recommend leaving the 40i before removing? Month? Thanks!
    A month is likely to be ok, But if you could go a week or two longer it wouldn't hurt. You could in fact transfer all your bio-media to the new filter and pull your 40 immediately since you would be leaving the BB colony behind.
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    Ok, so this is probably a really rookie question, but how do I transer my bio media? Thanks!

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    That means you move the media from the old filter to the new one. I have a whisper 10i for my QT tank, and honestly I would recommend running both the 40i and the AC110 together for about 6 weeks.
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