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Post by NJD » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:36 pm


For a GSP tank: Te tank has a good internal filter, however I just remembered I have a spare external filter and all new filter sponges for it. I was thinking as the puffers are messy - I should add the external filter as I have it anyway. Is there any issues to having 2 filters? Is there any issues to putting on a filter with entirely new sponges? I know normally a 'new' filter would mean cycling the tank - but I assume if there is already a filter on and working and the tank is well cyled then this wouldn't be an issue?


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Re: 2 filters

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:28 am

You can never have too many filters. ;)
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