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post #1 of 5 Old 07-13-2011, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Filter duration

The UG filter and sponge filter always operate in my tank but while feeding my fishes i turn off all the filters just to avoid the misplacement of the pellets.After 5-10 mins i turn on the internal power filter for 3-4 hours and then turn it off and starts the sponge and UG filter again. Is this a safe method? Would it harm or kill the beneficial bacterias if the sponge and UG filters are powered off for 3-4 hours(for day and for night again 3-4 hours during feeding i.e. total of 7-8 hours per day)?

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-13-2011, 12:49 PM
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Such a short duration is not likely to have much detrimental effect, though I certainly would not do it. I only turn my filters off when I do the water change. If there is so much water movement the fish can't feed, it is likely too great. Depending upon the fish species, they may not like currents, and swimming against them is stressful. I would need to know more about this tank and fish to comment further.

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Such a short duration is not likely to have much detrimental effect, though I certainly would not do it. I only turn my filters off when I do the water change. If there is so much water movement the fish can't feed, it is likely too great. Depending upon the fish species, they may not like currents, and swimming against them is stressful. I would need to know more about this tank and fish to comment further.
It is a 15 gallon tank of goldfishes

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-13-2011, 02:14 PM
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Ah, goldfish need good filtration, they produce a lot of waste.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-13-2011, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Is this setup of my tank okay?
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