- Mar 21, 2019
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I’ve had this filter on my new tank for about a month and it’s clogged twice. I have been told not to replace the filter yet because I haven’t gotten my tank established. So, I’ve been “swishing” it in water I removed from the tank at a cleaning. This last time the filter didn’t unclog and the water is still coming out of the overflow. I purchased a second filter about a week ago so in the future, if necessary, I can change one at a time. However, it hasn’t been on long enough to be useful this time. I don’t know what to do. I’ve been advised to put the old filter media behind the new filter but I’m new to this and I have to clue what filter media is. I will include pictures, but there is a blue plastic piece, a pouch and the carbon goes in the pouch. Two pouches full of carbon will not fit in the filter box. If I empty the old one, and shove it behind the new filter, then aren’t I getting rid of bacteria on the carbon? Any advice on what to do?