10-08-2007, 04:23 PM
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yeah definitely keep the filter on at night. The biowheel is not just there for looks, lol. The power consumption isn't that much actually. I used to run a tank with a large canister filter, lights, heater and air in a house with 3 other guys while in college. They were concerned that they would pay a lot more when we split the electricity bill so I could have my fish tank. However, the bill after the tank was set up was hardly any more than when it wasn't set up...especially compared to computers and air conditioning. I also agree that for a 29 gallon tank go with a 50 gallon penguin or emperor filter...they rock. You could go even bigger but you may have to customize the hood. I had a 50 gallon penguin filter on my 18 gallon tank (same width and length as a 10 gallon but taller). To fit the filter I simply used a jigsaw to make the opening on my hood big enough.