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Old 05-27-2011, 02:59 PM   #11
 
As far as the sound yes the fish will hear it. They have the lateral line organ and are very in tune to vibrations. This organ is both hearing and feeling of sounds and movements. This includes filters and airpumps.... I prefer to keep my tanks quite for both my sake and my fishes. My 20 gallon is about a foot away from my desk and my old office chair always makes a loud 'pop' when you lean back. It sudden enough and loud enough to make all the fish in that tank react. My 55 gallon is in my family's licensed daycare, it has tons of noise and distractions going on around it. Hasn't stopped those fish from breeding though... The noise is not constant, 7-5 on weekdays and their is 2 hours of nap time so they have silence too. Sometimes its so noisy down there I can't stand it.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:10 AM   #12
 
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have you looked into blackworms? you can culture them with brown paper material instead of worrying about whats in your compost. these worms are also easier to eat without having to chop them up.

if you have the money, an extra $30 for a new heater may not hurt esp if its a few years old. every year or two i like to replace my heaters. they arnt the most expensive thing on my tank, but they are one of the most important and that little extra security helps me sleep at night.
you could also spend $2-3 before getting a new heater and get another new thermometer and put it on the opposite side of the tank that yours currently is on and compare temps. i usually dont go by the temps on the heater anyways but stick by what the thermometer reads and adjust accordingly.

do you have a hang on filter? even a canister filter? is this breaking the surface tension on the top of the water? if so you dont need a "bubbler" as the turning water will provide plenty of gas exchange as is. air pumps dont really "pump" any air into the water but rather disrupt the surface allowing air to escape - enter the water, but if your filter is already doing so, the air bubbles become something more visual then helpful IMO.
i do have to say fish are affected by loud noises/vibrations. if someone on another floor in my apartment slams a door as im looking at my tank, i watch them scatter.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:11 AM   #13
 
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As far as the sound yes the fish will hear it. They have the lateral line organ and are very in tune to vibrations. This organ is both hearing and feeling of sounds and movements. This includes filters and airpumps.... I prefer to keep my tanks quite for both my sake and my fishes. My 20 gallon is about a foot away from my desk and my old office chair always makes a loud 'pop' when you lean back. It sudden enough and loud enough to make all the fish in that tank react. My 55 gallon is in my family's licensed daycare, it has tons of noise and distractions going on around it. Hasn't stopped those fish from breeding though... The noise is not constant, 7-5 on weekdays and their is 2 hours of nap time so they have silence too. Sometimes its so noisy down there I can't stand it.
i didnt see this before posting but thank you.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:08 AM   #14
 
+1 You should never put meat products or dairy in your compost or vermicompost bins as this would be bad.
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