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On my 10 gallon I have a penguin bio wheel mini 100, and I decided to upgrade to an aqua clear 30. Should I leave my penguin running with the aqua clear for a couple weeks? Or should I get rid of the penguin right away? My thinking is that the aqua clear doesn't have any bacteria yet and if I pull the penguin out I'm taking a bunch of bacteria out of the tank. I know there is a load of bacteria in the tank itself, I just don't want to cause a mini cycle.
 

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You could just save the media in the Penguin.
Either cut it up and put it in the Aquaclear, or put it in a mesh bag like a nylon stocking and hang it in the tank right under the Aquaclear.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I took the purigen from the penguin and put it in the aquaclear where the carbon would go ( I never use carbon anyways), I'll keep the penguin running for a few weeks.
 

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The problem with the penguin is that the medium is that wheel thing...which might be weird to place in the aqua clear.

I say run both for a few weeks, wouldn't hurt at all ya know?
 

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You can let the biowheel loose in the tank. It will float around, maybe turning or maybe not, and may get stuck in a corner or trapped somewhere by the current. Any result is fine. No need to try to submerge it or anything. :)
 
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