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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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How long for new filter to cycle?

I put a new canister filter on my 45 gal 2 weeks ago and have been running the old HOB filter along with it. At what point can I remove the HOB?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 06:55 PM
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I just did the same thing yesterday and I'm going to keep my hob on for maybe a week. did you add any media from the old filter to the new filter? I imagine that'd help but either way 2 weeks seems like more than long enough
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I did float some sponges in the old filter for a few days and then transfer them to the new one, not sure if that did anything or not.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 08:45 PM
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Weeks to months depends on your tank and temperature. Not all tanks are the same.
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