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Just wondering if anyone can give some advise on setting up new/old 6ft tank that had discus in it but now want to put my colony of electric yellows in it is as simple as emptying the water out and adding new water and away i go or is there much more involved any advise would be great

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Are you using a new filter or filter from the tank thay are getting removed from?

Are you using the substrate from previous tank?

are you able to drain the previous tank water into the 6ft

And what size tank are thay getting removed from

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yes will be using old filters pretty sure substrate is stiill in the tank but i think the tank has been drained and they will be coming out of a 3ft tank thanks for the advise african-cichlids

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African-Cichlids, Hi mate well the new tank turnt up its only a 5ft x 2ft x 2ft which is 1 mighty tank what advise do you recommend have wash tank washed old substrate and washed out old filters and what a filter 1 looks more like a besser brick do i add the water and am i better of add all the ornaments know or concentrate on cycling it and add them later besides i have to get some know to fill this half swimming pool and will it matter if i havent got a heater yet cheers yellows

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So if you've washed the tank, substrate and filter than just add your ornaments or whatever your using for decor. Do all your water treatments like declorinator, buffers and salts if using them. And than start your tank cycle let it go for about a week or two and keep checking on you ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels. When you have no ammonia and nitrite your good to go

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Try and open the top cover and check that their is no water getting into the motor unit or exposed wires that can trip the safety switch also is it a new or old fuse box as some of the older ones have low rated or outdated fuses u might need to buy a larger rated fuse to cope with the power needs of the canister. This is from personal experience a while ago so if I'm wrong someone please correct me:)

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Does anyone know who would be the best person to look why my canister filter is tripping the safety switch is an electrican any help

It might be a earth leakage that is tripping it. Sometimes the cost of an electrician to tell you it is buggered exceeds the cost of a cheap replacement.

I am not an electrician and just based on past experiences.

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If I were you I'd see if someone will lend you a working canister filter to plug that in and that will tell you if it's just that power point. Or take your canister filter to a mates place or something and plug that into there power point and see what happens. Your filter might be right you never no could be your power point instead like I said

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