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Old 02-13-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Changing HOB filter over to canister

I have a 55 gal SW tank, fish only, which has currently been running on a Emperor 400 for the past 8 years. I decided to change over to an Eheim 2026 canister filter. Just wondering how I should make the change over. Should I run both side by side for a while to allow the bio-load to establish in the canister before removing the Emperor? If so, how long should I wait to remove the Emperor?

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There's 2 things you can do here.

Like you said, run both simultaneously for like a month or so.

Or, depending on the canister you got, if you can somehow cram the media from the HOB into the canister that would work too.

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How much LR do you have? I imagine if you have plenty of LR, you might not need to even worry about the media.
Just to be safe, I would probably do what Neil suggests.
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