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post #1 of 7 Old 11-01-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Changing filter

Hi.

I'm looking to pull my internal filter and run an external. However, I'm unsure about what to do.
If I just have the external running, I'll lose the bacteria that was in the internal. If I run both, then the bacteria would be split 50/50?

Any suggestions please.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-01-2012, 07:05 PM
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What is in your internal filter? Just a sponge?
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-01-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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No. I run an internal 'juwel' filter.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-01-2012, 07:08 PM
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Put the media from the internal into the external. If it won't fit, just hang them from a mesh bag in the tank near the filter intake.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-01-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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So I'd have the new media and the old media in the one filter? How soon could I get rid of the old media?
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-01-2012, 07:27 PM
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So I'd have the new media and the old media in the one filter? How soon could I get rid of the old media?
I'd leave the old media in the new filter until it's time to service the new filter.... perhaps even a month after you start it up.

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