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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.

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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.
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