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Changing Filters?

Hey guys i have just installed my Eheim 2217 to replace my internal filter on my 66g. Im just wondering how long i will have to have them running at the same time for, before i can remove the internal.

PS does anyone know how long its supposed to take until the Eheim Stops its initial humming ?(removing the air inside the canister)
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My 2213 stopped "humming" after around 24hrs once all the air had got out.
As for changing filters take some media from the currant filter and place it in the new one , leave both running at least 6 - 8 ( from my exp ) but the longer the better.
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Thanks for the reply Grifter what units are you using ?( 6-8 days, weeks?)
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1-2 weeks should be fine if you're squeezing out the old filter media into the new one or transplanting some filter media.


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How stocked are you? Are you seeing your old filter with any established media? That makes a difference.

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Thanks for the reply Grifter what units are you using ?( 6-8 days, weeks?)
Opps sorry bud , 6 - 8 weeks , i always worry to much
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6 - 8 weeks way more than enough time

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