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darbs 11-01-2012 07:03 PM

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.

Boredomb 11-01-2012 07:05 PM

What is in your internal filter? Just a sponge?
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darbs 11-01-2012 07:07 PM

No. I run an internal 'juwel' filter.

Geomancer 11-01-2012 07:08 PM

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.

darbs 11-01-2012 07:10 PM

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?

AbbeysDad 11-01-2012 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darbs (Post 1295185)
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.

tetrapet 12-20-2012 02:15 AM



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