New hob filter
I bought an aquarium, and it’s almost cycled. My filter media is lavarock and Filter floss.
However, I am not a fan of the HOB filter i currently have (a marina Slim 15). It has the pump on the inside of the tank, and doesn’t give me much room for media. So not only does it steal space from my tank interior, it also doesn’t give me a lot of room for media.
I bought myself a new filter. I’m just debating the best way to install it without disrupting my cycle.
I see it one of two ways:
1. I completely remove the old filter, transfer the lava rocks into the new one, and continue as normal.
2. I keep this hob filter running until the cycle is done. After that I would run the new HOB packed with a mix of new Lava rock and old lavarock, while still keeping the old one running for a while.
At the moment, I don’t have anything in the tank besides aquascappibg, so I’m not too worried about stressing out the fish.