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  • #300326

    Fishwife
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    I’ve ordered a Fluval U2 filter for my Arcadia Classica tank, I intend to keep the old filter running whilst the U2 cycles but how will I know when the U2 is mature enough for me to remove the old filter

    #314852

    Eyrie
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    QUOTE (Fishwife @ Aug 26 2009, 10:33 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I’ve ordered a Fluval U2 filter for my Arcadia Classica tank, I intend to keep the old filter running whilst the U2 cycles but how will I know when the U2 is mature enough for me to remove the old filter
    #314868

    Matt
    Keymaster

    How heavily-stocked is the tank?

    #315063

    johnpeten
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    I have read the yards and yards of information on bacteria build up in filters etc. This is all new to me after a 40 year break from keeping tropical fish.
    Everything in my tanks comes from the Lake. Gravel, rocks, plants and water. My tap water is untreated Lake water. Do I have to worry about biological buildup in my filters? I normally rinse the sponges when I change the cottonwool pads.

    #315071

    Eyrie
    Participant

    The bacteria are needed to break down the ammonia produced by the fish to first nitrIte and then to nitrAte. This is then used by any plants present and can be removed by regular water changes.

    As long as you rinse the filter media in old tank water and then only enough to avoid any obstruction to the flow it will be fine.

    #315072

    johnpeten
    Participant

    Thanks Eyrie. That is what we will do.

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