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1. I just set up my new Eheim 2026 to my 75 gallon tank. I already have the Eheim 2213, a AquaClear 110 HOB, and another HOB bio wheel filter. My intention is to adventually replace the two HOB filters and just run the Eheim 2026 and 2213.

Question 1. : I figured it would make sence to run all 4 for about 2 weeks so the new filter has time for the biology to biuld up in it. Is that the right way to do it? :-?

Question 2. : In addition to the 4 running filters I have 3 power heads running. I plan on keeping these runing even once I remove the HOB filters. Do you think there is too much water flow in the tank? There is definately a lot of water moving in the tank! The fish look like they are moving normally. However I was wondering if I should turn off some or all of the power heads until the HOB filters are removed? :-? I want to make sure the fish can sleep fine without having to be swept across the tank! :fish: :D

-Ari
 

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Hi Ari

You can speed the process up by transferring some of the media from your existing filters and putting it in the new ones, but your way should work as well.

As for the powerheads, assuming these aren't link to any sort of filtration, you could turn one or two off over night and give the fish a break whilst they rest. There isn't a golden rule I think for this, but I've always thought as long as they don't look like they are in a blender, the fish are happy and health you should be OK.

Only reason I can see why you would want to take out a powerhead or two is to save space and deciliter the tank.

All the best

Nick
 
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