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Old 08-23-2012, 11:58 PM   #11
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AC's are great HOB canisters. I run a 50 on my 20g and 110 on my 90g. You don't need to replace the pad unless it's falling apart. That could take years... Don't waste your money. Just rinse your pad in old tank water (dechlorinated) real well at water changes and put back in. I don't use carbon often anyway. I'll use it every few months for a month. Keeping carbon in for too long can release chems into the tank (from what I hear). Like others stated, keep your old filter in with the new for about a month. What size was your old tank? If you have the same fish stock your BB will keep up so add new fish slowly so it has time to adjust.
It's the same exact tank... Same fish. 29g... I just needed a new filter.. Old filter was an old hand me down off of craigslist ... "Regent 30g" and was getting old and loud... Besides... Good excuse to get something new AND I wanted a great filter capable of handling the 40g i want in the future.

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-- 2 adult mollies
-- 1 adult Platy
-- 2 adult guppies
-- 1 juvy 1" Molly
-- 1 juvy 1" Platy
-- 1 Oto
-- 4 Mickey Mouse Platy fry 1/4"
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:07 AM   #12
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I didn't realize you were just getting a new filter lol, sorry. Your tank will be just fine. You wouldn't even have to run your old media in it too long. Maybe just a couple weeks. You'd have plenty of BB already in the rocks and decor too!
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I didn't realize you were just getting a new filter lol, sorry. Your tank will be just fine. You wouldn't even have to run your old media in it too long. Maybe just a couple weeks. You'd have plenty of BB already in the rocks and decor too!
The rocks are vacuumed once a week and my big colosseum is full of green algae my Oto eats... My plastic plants were bleached 2 wks ago though.
I'd think there was quite a lot in the colosseum and in rocks.
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