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Old 07-03-2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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Adding a new filter to a established tank

So I'm wanting to buy a canister filter for my established 40 gallon. The tank has been running for around 3 months, has 2 internal filters and a hang on the back filtre already in it and has 6 African cichlids in it. But the filters are still not keeping up and the tank gets cloudy and dirty after after a day. i do w/c 2 times a week. I was wondering how I would go about adding the new filter. Do I have to remove the fish or can I keep them in? I am planning on taking the two internal filters out eventually. Thanks for your help
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No need to remove the fish.Just add the Canister filter and off you go.Leave your established filters on the tank until the canister is cycled (roughly 6-8 weeks) then remove the old filters or leave 1 to run in tandem with the Canister.Good choice to use a canister by the way
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No need to remove the fish.Just add the Canister filter and off you go.Leave your established filters on the tank until the canister is cycled (roughly 6-8 weeks) then remove the old filters or leave 1 to run in tandem with the Canister.Good choice to use a canister by the way
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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or you could just take the medium out of the old, stick it in the new, and be good to go.

-edit- you might also have a green water problem. Look into getting a UV in-line sterilizer that works with canisters. I had this problem in my 125 cichlid tank. Water stays crystal clear now.
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