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Bandit4575` 03-15-2008 09:32 PM

How Long do you run it?
 
How long do u run your powerhead and do you let it shoot out bubbles (Forgot what that is called)Venturi?

Lupin 03-15-2008 09:47 PM

Re: How Long do you run it?
 
Run it 24/7.

Bandit4575` 03-15-2008 09:50 PM

what about the venturi part that pumps out bubbles

Lupin 03-15-2008 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bandit4575`
what about the venturi part that pumps out bubbles

I find it unsightly for a saltwater environment. You could try turning that off. If it is a new pump, it can happen until time passes.

Bandit4575` 03-15-2008 09:59 PM

It can be turned on and off but isnt it good to add oxygen to the water or am i completly wronge

Lupin 03-15-2008 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bandit4575`
It can be turned on and off but isnt it good to add oxygen to the water or am i completly wronge

It's the surface agitation that helps, not the bubbles. Bubbles merely create surface movements.

ohturtle 11-08-2008 09:41 PM

I run it 24/7. I try my best to prevent vortexes due to bubbles agitating the corals.

Kellsindell 11-10-2008 07:50 PM

As long as your powerheads are creating surface agitation it's adding air to the tank. if you are using a skimmer, that's putting more air into the tank. bubblers are dangerous because if anything happens to your bubbler and it hits a detritus zone(if you have low flow or a sand bed too) it can spur an ammonia spike and could kill a lot if not all your tank. so just stick with powerheads and skimmers, filters blah,

dallops_of_polyps 11-14-2008 06:10 PM

air orators are bad? and i run my all day airy day

Kellsindell 11-14-2008 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by dallops_of_polyps (Post 152384)
air orators are bad? and i run my all day airy day

Lol, they can be bad.


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