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post #1 of 3 Old 06-24-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Turn air pump off at night

Hi,

I got a 20 gallon in my bedroom with just shrimps (35 RCS) and snails inside
I use an air pump (Fusion 700) with 2 dual sponge filters
I'd like to know if i can turn off the pump at night because it's a little noisy (11pm to 7am)
Will the shrimps be OK?
I do 30 to 40% water change per week and it's well planted
Thank you

Eric

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11 Cardinal Tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
11 Gold Tetras (Hemigrammus rodwayi)
4 Julii Corys (Corydoras julii)
3 Panda Corys (Corydoras panda)
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-24-2013, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry can't edit my thread (no button!!!)
I just find out that at the lower setting the pump is quiet
so is it fine to run it like this at night?

Eric

36g Bowfront Planted
11 Cardinal Tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
11 Gold Tetras (Hemigrammus rodwayi)
4 Julii Corys (Corydoras julii)
3 Panda Corys (Corydoras panda)
Amano Shrimps, Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Pond Snails

20g Long Planted
Red Cherry Shrimps, Tiger Shrimps
Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Pond Snails
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-24-2013, 09:03 PM
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Yes. I wouldn't do it with fish in the tank, just in case, but otherwise probably won't hurt. The sponge filters being in the tank will still be exposed to some oxygen without the water movement.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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