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Member introductions and random (non-aquarist) topics.

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by dmini43

I just wanted to know if I can turn the filter off at night.

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by Snowboss4492

not a good idea.................why would you want to?

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by a1k8t31524

um no.....well i guess you could if you wanted to but it is not advised

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by Tmercier834747

sure..if you feel like losing fish and portions of the bacterial colonies that keep them from sucking in their own waste.

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by jeepjenn

the filter serves 2 main purposes:
1. it cleans the water
2. it adds air to the water
so turning the filter off at night isnt the best idea, but if you have to turn if off it prolly wont kill them over night, iv lost power and my fish have been fine, but it was only for about 8 hours.
if its the sound of the water bugging you try raising the water level so its closer to where it pours in quiets it down alot

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by burtonboarder

if its about the noise I had the same problem
I turned mine off everynight for a year and it was fine, other than the water getting dirty quikcly, lots of water changes

just get a canister, havent turned mine off since

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by Snowboss4492

i have to say if anyone is turning filters off because of the noise they make i would think real long and hard about why your in this hobby ..............i don't mean to step on toes here at all, but thats just bad husbandry the fish we keep depend on us without choice to keep them alive, healthy and s a big tank has a skimmer running, fans on the light sysytem a wet dry filter with return pumps and powerheads ...............noise is just part of the hobby wouldn't block the exhaust pipe of a car with a potatoe becuase it was


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by fihsboy

my grandma loves the sound of my tank....its right outside her door for her room.....she says it puts her to sleep. You get used to it after a few weeks.

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by Burgerking7679

Whats the main reason for asking dmini??


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