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Old 07-25-2007, 12:37 AM   #1
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New XP1 - How long should I run both filters?

I just bought and setup a new Xp1 on my 35 gal hex, and I am curious how long I should run both my old HOB filter and the new canister at the same time? I want to insure when I disconnect the old filter I do not end up having any kind of mini cycle.
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2 weeks should be fine.....
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If you can take the old filter media from your hob and cram it in your Xp1, that will take care of it if you're anxious to get the HOB off.
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I`m thinking a few weeks also.
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After getting my XP2, Neilans way worked. After two days, I just took my media from the HOB and stuck it in one of the baskets and I never even saw a mini cycle.
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Thanks guys. I think I will take my old filter and add it to the XP1 for a couple of weeks and it sounds like I should be in good shape.

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