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Bubbles in a tank

Post by Guest on 29/3/2012, 23:07

OK OK, we were all new to this once and you can laugh at me if you want but, I have just got an air pump and stone, do I leave these bubbles on all night or can I turn them off and put them back on in the morning?

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Post by DarloKev on 29/3/2012, 23:53

i leave mine on all the time it just helps with water movement around the tank and helps keep the water oxygenated would probably say leave them on all the time unless there is a particular reason why you want them off

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Post by Guest on 30/3/2012, 07:27

Before you turn them off mate dud you put a non return valve in the air line otherwise you could get water siphoning back up the air line into the pump which could potentially destroy the air pump and yes we were all
new to this once mate

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Post by Guest on 30/3/2012, 12:40

Yeah there is a non return valve on it, and also it filters from above so keeps the water moving, I suppose I was thinking more about distressing the fish if I keep turning off and on again, I was thinking about putting it on a timer switch with the lights so I dont forget to do it in the rush to go to work, what do you think?

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Post by Guest on 30/3/2012, 12:46

If you co2 for plants pumping into your tank you can turn that off because plants don't use co2 at night.

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Post by blooper on 30/3/2012, 14:59

me personnaly wud leave the air pump on 24/7

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Post by rosslewisbrown on 30/3/2012, 18:34

I'd leave it on, I once unplugged mine for some reason then forgot to plug it back in...in the morning all my puffers were on the verge of death, puffed up and floating on the surface.

The moral of the story - keep it plugged in 24/7
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Re: Bubbles in a tank

Post by Guest on 30/3/2012, 19:00

i woould defo keep the air pump on 24/7 aswell

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Post by Guest on 30/3/2012, 23:58

Cheers guys, I think the opinion is unanimous, I will leave it on, I'm sure I will be back with more stupid questions shortly Very Happy

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Post by Guest on 31/3/2012, 09:24

no moggy no question is stupid if you don't know the answer mate
there are no stupid questions only stupid answers and no-one knows all the answers to all the questions
the stupid thing would have been to do something without knowing the effects and NOT to ask espescially when you consider the wealth of experience on this forum, we're here to help each other be it a simple question about an air pump or try to identify an obscure fish for another member
enjoy mate, it's why the forum's here after all!

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Post by Guest on 31/3/2012, 11:04

Thanks, I have loads of questions but I don't want to overload the board with them all, I'm just thinking long term and I will ask when they are more relevant to what I am looking to do with the tank

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