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doraslilhitman 03-04-2009 08:05 PM

does filter noise cause stress?
my filters are pretty quiet in the room but when i put my ear to the glass i can hear a pretty significant humming noise from the vibration of the motor. won't this cause a lot of stress to your fish? if i can hear it from the glass im pretty sure its just as loud in the water.

zupott 03-04-2009 10:49 PM

Strong humming sound from you filter may give stress to your fish. Better have a huge size of aquarium if you'll be using a filter. The vibration will be less.

Twistersmom 03-05-2009 07:08 AM

I think fish are used to hearing noise through water.
I would not worry about it.

Tyyrlym 03-05-2009 07:14 AM

Don't worry about it. Rivers, lakes, and the ocean are not silent places.

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