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post #1 of 4 Old 02-16-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing an old filter

Hey guys

I have a question about getting a new filter and getting its bio-load set up onto it.
I currently have a Marineland penguin 100 and am looking to upgrade to a penguin 150.
Im thinking of buying the new 150 and placing it in with the 100 for about a month to create the bio-load onto the new filter. Just wondering if this is what people normally do? Looking for feedback thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-16-2011, 08:06 PM
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Yep. Or simply use both filters so that in case one malfunctions, the other will still continue the filtration process.

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-16-2011, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Cool thanks for the reply
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-17-2011, 11:48 AM
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I'm running 2 together in my puff tank, originally I was going to take the smaller one out after 4 weeks, but my water is so beautifully clean I've decided to keep both going, also as other post says if one goes down at least you don't loose your whole bio load. I've been told there's no harm in over filtering but lots of harm in under filtering.
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