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Old 01-12-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Replacing Penguin 150 with BIO-Wheel

I purchased a replacement Marineland Penguin 150 with BIO-Wheel, and I would like some thoughts on what to do with the new BIO-Wheel. Is there a way to condition it, so to speak, while phasing out the old one? Is the old one the better way to go?

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Old 01-12-2016, 01:27 PM   #2
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Tank fully cycled? If not you could place the old on in the tank since it holds BB and install the new one in the filter
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I like to leave all as is and just put new one in tank for a week or so and then change them.
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Tank is fully cycled and has 4 long fin tetras. All chemical levels are good.

Hibiscusmile, when you say put a new one in the tank, do you mean the whole filtration system (so two are running for a week) or just a new BIO-Wheel? I was thinking of just floating the new BIO-Wheel in the tank for a week or two before swapping them out, but only keeping 1 filter pump.
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