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post #1 of 10 Old 03-15-2008, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-15-2008, 09:47 PM
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Re: How Long do you run it?

Run it 24/7.

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post #3 of 10 Old 03-15-2008, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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what about the venturi part that pumps out bubbles
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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.

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

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-08-2008, 09:41 PM
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I run it 24/7. I try my best to prevent vortexes due to bubbles agitating the corals.

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-10-2008, 07:50 PM
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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,

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-14-2008, 06:10 PM
air orators are bad? and i run my all day airy day
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air orators are bad? and i run my all day airy day
Lol, they can be bad.

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