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Old 09-07-2014, 07:12 PM   #1 
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Questions About New Filter

I'm planning to buy an AZOO palm filter to replace the filter I currently have that came with the Aqueon 2.5 minibow. I know that I'll have to modify the hood of the tank somewhat to make the filter fit, but I'm willing to do that, and I think my dad has the tools to manage it. I also read that the filter has a little space to add filter beads, so I was wondering: what would be the best filter media to add in the extra space?

And does anyone have any advice on how to do a fish-in cycle after I switch to this new filter? My current filter is completely overrun with algae, which is part of why I want to switch over to a new filter, among other reasons. As such, I don't think transferring whatever BB I have to my new filter is going to work without bringing along all that algae. I think a fresh start would be best. Ideas?
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:00 PM   #2 
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I personally just use plain filter sponge as my filter media.

Make sure you are using Prime Water conditioner.

Make sure you test the water every single day and if the ammonia or nitrite levels reach .25ppm - .50ppm then do a 50% water change.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:48 PM   #3 
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Great, thanks. :)
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:53 PM   #4 
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Let me know how you had to modify the hoods. I have the same tank and want to put the Azoo in my tanks as well :)
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:12 AM   #5 
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Change half of the water whenever ammonia or nitrite rise above 0.50ppm. Dose Prime @ 2-drops/gal of tank size with every change and 1-drop/gal daily until cycled. The tank is cycled when ammonia and nitrite read 0.0ppm and nitrate rises slightly between changes.

For reference and deeper understanding, there are several cycling stickies at the top of this section. But the method outlined above is simple -- and it works.
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I'll let you know, VivianKJean. :)

And thank you, Hallyx! That seems pretty straightforward to me.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:22 PM   #7 
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So... Drs Foster and Smith is the only place I can find where I can get an AZOO Palm Filter, and they said that they would have it in stock again today. But I just checked... And now it says it won't be available until the 30th. I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever get this filter...
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