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  1. #1

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    Currently, I have a Whisper 10i. I thought it was a 20i for some reason and went through the whole time thinking so. Anywho, I want to get a Whisper ex20. From my brief reading, the whole setup is different as far as filter media. How would I go about changing out filter while keeping my cycle intact??

    Are there any other filters I should be looking into besides the ex20? This is for a 10 gallon tank.
    First tank- 1 Mollys, 2 Platies and a snail - 10G

    "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

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    You could run both filters on your tank for about 5 or 6 weeks

    That would allow the new filter to become seeded with bacteria (ie... cycled) before you take off the old one

    I have done this before and it worked well for me. Just keep a close eye on your parameters after removing the old filter.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    You could run both filters on your tank for about 5 or 6 weeks

    That would allow the new filter to become seeded with bacteria (ie... cycled) before you take off the old one

    I have done this before and it worked well for me. Just keep a close eye on your parameters after removing the old filter.
    Sounds to easy..

    As much fit as I had to get this thing cycled, something surely would go wrong.

    What about the filter choice?
    First tank- 1 Mollys, 2 Platies and a snail - 10G

    "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

  4. #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassperr View Post
    Sounds to easy..

    As much fit as I had to get this thing cycled, something surely would go wrong.

    What about the filter choice?
    It IS easy! You cycle a new filter the same way you cycled the 1st one - expose it to the ammonia in the tank (produced by the fish) and grow bacteria in the media!

    There are many people on the forum who will recommend Aquaclear filters - whatever you choose to buy, just make sure it is rated for at least 20gal (never hurts to get one for more than 20gal also) for a 10gal tank - that way you will have adequate space for bacteria to grow and handle the bioload of your fish.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

  5. #5

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    I've had bad experiences with the whisper 20. For one, it is loud, for two, it has a rather small amount of media for the size of the filter box, and the media has to be specially bought. Last but not least the flow dies down to a trickle after half a year. I would recommend the aquaclear 20 or 30. Quiet, long lasting and compact while still having lots of space for media. It is quote a bit more expensive thou, but you get what you pay for.

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    Thanks... Ill look into it.
    First tank- 1 Mollys, 2 Platies and a snail - 10G

    "Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears." - Laird Hamilton

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