Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-12-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 22
Eheim 2217

How long to get the new canister filter seeded?? I have a old aqua clear running with it but dont know how long it takes to seed a new filter. The aquarium is 4 years old 75 gallon freshwater
__________________

__________________
nam69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
Run the two filters and test for ammonia. Take the old filter out, let it run a day or so and check for ammonia again. If the readings are good you are good to go.
__________________

__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 02:02 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 22
OK will do, My perimeters are good right now but I get where you are coming from
__________________
nam69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:28 PM   #4
Aquarium Free - 2+ Years
 
mfdrookie516's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Winchester, Ky
Posts: 19,410
i would do 2 weeks minimum with both... 4-6 weeks would be best if you have the ability to run them together that long
__________________
-Jonathan

"What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo." - Dave Barry
mfdrookie516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Whitestone, Queens, NY
Posts: 592
when i upgraded from a 45 to a 90 gal... i also upgraded from a HOB filter to the Eheim 2217.... i placed my used filter media into a nylon bag and stashed it in the back of the tank behind some drift wood for almost a month....

took it out last night... hope it was long enough! then again all my substrate and decor came with it too, so i think i should be ok.

short answer: no less then two weeks IMO
__________________
Andrewz00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
No one should play the "guessing game" with their tanks..The only way is to test for ammonia and nitrites. IMO
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 22
Thanks for the advice to all. This Thursday its a month in operation so I will unplug the 500. Then I will keep doing water checks every other day. I want to play it safe because my setup is perfect and usually when you start changing things up is when you have problems, Thanks again everyone, I am starting to study about saltwater setups. I just ordered a book on ebay its called THE CONCIENTIOUS MARINE AQUARIST. I am working on the woman slow as I need her to make some room in our living room for a 120 or 180. I have a bite for a 120 for 300 bucks and waiting for that phone call. I will keep you guys informed
__________________

__________________
nam69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eheim

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eheim 2217 filters jft Archive 0 03-24-2010 01:51 PM
Rena XP3 or Eheim 2217? Why? spoonman General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12 08-06-2009 07:23 PM
Help with starting up Eheim 2217 jm667 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 1 05-01-2009 05:45 PM
eheim parts 2217 tropicfishman Archive 2 01-25-2007 05:08 PM
Eheim 2217 or Filstar XP3? dr_girlfriend General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 04-02-2005 07:11 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.