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Old 03-02-2020, 04:40 PM   #1
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Switching from HOB filters to canister

Hello all! Iím switching from 2 AC 70s to the fluval fx4 on my 75 gallon African cichlid tank... the question I have is can I take all my established media and put it in my canister filter without having a mini cycle?! Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 03-02-2020, 05:37 PM   #2
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Canisters come with media in them so you'd have to remove that first, but yeah you should be able to do that.
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Yea I know the canisters come with the media but my hang on back filter is the same brand as my new canister filter so they both use the same bio media
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Go ahead and mix it in. That will help jump start your FX4.
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Definitely add some of the established media to your canister filter. You can also take a bit of tank water in a small container and rinse the established media in it and mix it all up with the new one.
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