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_Ian_
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PostPosted: 2003.08.28(Thu)16:21    Post subject: shhhhh I am sleeping! Reply with quote

Right people here's the problem;

Got a new external filter for the tank in the bedroom, I used to turn the old internal filter off at night, and now that I have an external one I am wondering if I can do the same and turn it off at night or will this kill off the bacteria?

I've been told it's too loud and to turn it off, so the flip side would be if I can't turn it off, how can I get it to be quiet??

Help please, there is going to be an argument soon!
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Irons
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Joined: 27 Feb 2003
Location: Buffalo, NY

PostPosted: 2003.08.28(Thu)18:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put my Magnum on a piece of filter floss. A 1/4" thick piece of solid rubber would help. If it's in a cabniet, add some sound proofing to the walls.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.29(Fri)4:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

so is it best not to turn it off at night then?

by the way McSamster your avitar, is that one of yours or is it a pic you found somewhere? It is well cool, what is it?
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PostPosted: 2003.08.29(Fri)5:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldnt turn it off at night, some of the bacteria might not like the oxygen deprevation, btw thats a zebra pleco.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.29(Fri)6:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't generally advise turning the filter off. They do a number of good things for the tank. Ciruclation, filteration, areation and as Ultra said, your bacteria base may not be to happy.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.29(Fri)8:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

My LFS had two of the Zebra Plecs once, they were
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