- May 22, 2019
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My 10 gallon tank is cycled as of 2 months ago. I have been using the same filter pad for the same amount of time, and I have always rinsed it off with used tank water as advised to prevent what would un-cycle the tank. Unfortunately, no matter how many times I rinsed the filter pad the indicator said it needed to be replaced. Not sure if I'm doing anything wrong, but I'm starting to think that the filter needs to be replaced. Taking it out, it looks extremely degraded (not sure if that's how long it's supposed to last) but I'm still not sure. Wlil my tank have to re-cycle if i replace the filter pad? What should I do about it?