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Old 02-20-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Cichlid tank canister filter cycle

Hello everyone,

First of all let me say THANK YOU to every body. Your advice and opinion has helped me grow as a aquarium keeper.

I'm going out to by me a canister filter this weekend and I'm pretty sure on which one I'm getting. I've been doing some reading on here and I wanted to know,
How would I go about cycling my new filter. To prevent ammonia spikes? amongst other things. And which filter medias are considered the best for cichlids?

Thanks again
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #2
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You can run the new filter on your aquarium with your old filter so the old one can help seed the new one. Also about filter media, it's really preference. I run pre-filter, bio-bags, ceramic rings and filter floss In my fluvel 405. Also have some activated carbon pads on stand by just in case. Hope this helps!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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Helped a lot. Thanxs
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