I have to take my whole Eheim 2213 filter into my LFS
for a few hours for them to test it as he says he can't see anything wrong with the impeller.
I asked if I could keep my media basket at home in tank water to preserve the BB and he said no, he needs the while filter. I then asked if I should fill the canister with tank water to keep the media wet and again he said no it would be fine. It would be dry for an hour or so (assuming he hooks it up immediately) is this ok?
The 2nd part of the question is I bought a new Aqua Clear 50 while I was there so there would be some filtration and I asked him if I could seed it with some media from the eheim and he said no.
I asked if putting a brand new HOB
on as the sole source of filtration would throw my tank into a new cycle and he said no.
Advice please? I just don't feel comfortable with this - it doesn't sit right with everything I've read on this forum.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!!