Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General 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 05-03-2017, 08:12 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
kzoofish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 41
Filter Swap

I recently purchased a SunSun canister filter to replace my penguin HOB. I have set up the canister filter and I am currently running it with the HOB in tandem. How long before I can decommission the loud HOB?

The tank has been cycled for a few years now.
30 gallon planted goldfish setup. Heavily planted, lightly stocked.
__________________

__________________
kzoofish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 08:16 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dcutl002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Smithfield, Va.
Posts: 1,357
Why not run both. Lots of people run canisters with HOBs. Never lose the cycle that way.
__________________

dcutl002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 08:17 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
kzoofish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 41
I have both running now, only issue is the HOB is super loud and I don't need it once the canister is good to go.
__________________
kzoofish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 08:20 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dcutl002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Smithfield, Va.
Posts: 1,357
OK. I would wait at least a month. maybe sometime in the future look at an Aquaclear HOB to run alongside your sunSun.
dcutl002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 08:27 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
J.Mcpeak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Normally, In A Tank!
Posts: 1,698
Put the media from the hob in the canister.
Remove hob.
Remove hob media from canister in small amounts over a month or so.
Or just leave it in!

If the tank is well established it should be easy as that.

If you leave the hob media in the canister, if you need a quarantine, grab it back, stick it back in the hob, ta daa! Instant quarantine ready filter.
__________________
https://www.flickr.com/photos/928918...7632686866609/
FW-750L DIY, 120L, 2x110L(not my)DIY. BW-60L DIY. Sw (nearly!)(https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...se-284360.html)
^almost a DIY Fish House^ https://m.youtube.com/user/4tanks2day (L=litre)
J.Mcpeak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 08:32 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
kzoofish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 41
Only issue is the HOB media is that stupid wheel that penguin uses nothing that can easily go in the canister.
__________________
kzoofish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 08:34 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 12,863
Cut the corrugated material out of the bio wheel (sounds like you won't be using it in the future) and put it in the canister.
__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 08:36 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dcutl002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Smithfield, Va.
Posts: 1,357
What about the old HOB filter cartridge?
dcutl002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 02:54 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
kzoofish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 41
I'll cut up the bio whee and get it on my canister. Cross my fingers and hope for the best. Thanks all
__________________

__________________
kzoofish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filter, swap

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
Filter swap All_fish Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 04-02-2014 10:35 PM
Filter swap a good idea? RileyK Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 03-19-2012 06:59 PM
AC filter swap James_in_MN Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 05-08-2011 01:01 AM
AA.com frag swap reefrunner69 New Acquisitions 3 10-29-2003 08:56 AM
Tank Swap rthoman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 09-18-2002 04:28 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.