Water change

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Domski

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I went on vacation for 2 months and the person taking care of the aquarium didn’t clean it and overfed so I Scrubbed the walls and vacuumed the gravel and did a 90% water change. I replaced with 9 gallons of spring water. Should I replace my filters now too because they’re 2 months old and are full or should I wait a little for the bacteria to be in the water? Lmk
 

dougall

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Rinse the filters in declorinated water, they likely don't need to be replaced, but cleaned would be an option.
 
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FreshyFresh

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I'm more interested in the two month vacation.
 

dougall

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I'm not sure what can be done after the waterchange now...

There isn't gonna be any bacteria in your water... Test for ammonia compounds, make sure there is no ammonia spike.
 
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