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How quick can I add fish with a new filter?

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I have an established tank without a filter, but I have an eheim 2213 in the mail and I was wondering how long I should run it before adding more livestock. I currently have 3 ottos and 2 amano shrimp and am planning on adding 12 ember tetras and 8 more amanos. How long after setting up the filter could I add them? Oh btw, my tank is a 20high.
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Since your tank is already well established then no waiting will be needed. What ever good bacteria that is in the tank will help seed the filter.
Thanks for the reply-I'll put my order in this week!
Sorry about the poor location of the post.

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