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Old 03-11-2005, 09:15 AM   #1
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I just got a new fluval 304 canister filter for my tank to replace an older pengiun bio-wheel filter. I remember reading on previous posts here that I should let the bio-wheel itself float in the tank to preserve the bacteria. I am just wondering how long I need to leave it in there. Thanks in advance for any help.
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If I were you I would just run both of the filters on the tank for a couple weeks, then take off the Penguin. That would be the easiest way IMO.
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What you should do is...

What you should do is when you get the new bio wheel is let it sit for about 3 weeks then have the one(alreay In) put in the water and the new one you bought put into the filter. then about 2 days later you can have the old bio wheel took out of the water. I had to do this to my 20 gal.
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blur34 isn't getting a new Biowheel, he/she is getting a Fluval to replace a Penguin filter. There's never any reason to get a new Biowheel unless an old one is messed up or something.
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