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05-31-2013, 04:38 PM #1
Ok, I bought a new filter for my patio tank. It has these biowheels, plastic,zeolite, and the regular mechanical filtration. I bought it cuz you can turn the uv light light and it doesn't have a light on all the time.
Anyway, can I cycle this up by transferring the biomedia from my current filter and/or let the wheels float in the tank for a month?
05-31-2013, 05:15 PM #2
025 Gal - Tropical
Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
Fish - 8 Blackskirt Tetras, Red Wag Platy, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
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05-31-2013, 05:53 PM #3
Seeing as you have the bio-wheels, I would run the new filter on the tank (with the current filter still there) for about 5 to 6 weeks. That will allow the biowheels to become seeded (while in use) and should work much better than letting them float around in the tank. Once that is done, the transfer all the biomedia from your old filter into your new filter and you should be set to take off the old filter.
Or, you could just run both filters. There are a lot of benefits to have two filters running on a tank. I always have two filters on my tanks.
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05-31-2013, 06:22 PM #4
Well, I wouldn't mind doing that....with both in it would take up alot of space. I was thinking on transferring half my ceramic bio rings to the new filter by removing enough of the plastic biowheels to make space
Last edited by Mommabear; 05-31-2013 at 06:25 PM.