I've had an eheim 2236 canister filter which is rated for 60 gallons for the past 3 years. I've upgraded to a Rena XP3 which is rated for 165 gallons a few days ago. Both of them are now running simultaneously.
I am thinking that two of them would be a lot of maintenance and remembering about changing/cleaning media for both. So I was thinking that I would take some of the bio balls media from the eheim and put into one of the chambers of the Rena.
How long should I run them both simultaneously before the Rena can take over completely?
Or do you suggest I keep both of them? I can just keep the bio balls media in the eheim and have different pads as needed in the Rena? Any other configurations you guys would suggest?
50 gallon SW
tank with about 70 lbs of live rock.
Livestock: 2 clowns, firefish, lawnmower blenny, 6 line wrasse, mandarin dragonette. 10 hermit crabs, 5 snails and 2 emerald crabs.
Coral: bubble coral, small hammer head coral, small frogspawn, rose anemone.
Equipment: Rena XP3 & Eheim 2234 canister filters, inline uv
filter, red sea hang on protein skimmer, 220W CFL Lighting.