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Old 04-25-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Changing filters with established tank

Hello all My question today is I am going to swap filters in my established 30 gal freshwater tank. I currently use a Aquaclear 50 and I plan on switching to a flu cal canister for overall better filtration. The issue is how can I avoid the effects of removing all the beneficial bacteria that has been developed in my current filter when I install the new filter. Keep in mind I don't have the luxury of a temporary home to keep my fish while the tank recycles. Any thoughts????
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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I would leave both filters running for a few weeks, that will get the new one started before you remove the old one
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
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+1 I agree that is what I did works great
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Could I put the old filter media in the new canister? Will that speed things up?
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:09 AM   #5
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move some of the media from the 50 over to the fluval when you transfer, and then run them both side by side like a previous person mentioned for a week or two. It should help tremendously.
Plus, all the BB in your tank on substrate and decor should be helpful. Usually,worst case scenario is you'll only have a mini-cycle
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:11 AM   #6
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Tanks alot.

That was cheezy
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