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_Ian_
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PostPosted: 2003.08.19(Tue)3:51    Post subject: New Filter Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I have just bought a Eheim ecco 2231 to use for an already established tank. This will be replacing an internal filter which has been doing my head in, cause it's pants!

I realise that these filters work with the bacteria in them, is there any way I can add something to the filter to make it effective quicker?

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PostPosted: 2003.08.19(Tue)8:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

The baterica that is also on every surface inside the tank with help populate the new filter just fine. You don't have to worry about it. If you would like just run both filters @ the same time for a week.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)4:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put some filter media from our old filter into the new filter but make sure you put it right at the start.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)16:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for your replies,

I think I will but the filter spounge from me original filter into the new one. Ultra am I right in thinking you meant that it should be put at the start of the new filter so that the water coming in flows through it?

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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)16:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian,
That's right, the water entering the filter should go through your old media first and then through the new stuff. The flow helps to spread the bacteria through the new media. (sorry for jumping in here) Smile
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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)16:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

all comments welcome here, cheers Type-R
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