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Old 08-16-2012, 03:34 AM   #1
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Is it ok if my powerheads suck air a little during water changes? I saw an experienced friend of mine do a water change and just let his powerheads suck air and blow bubbles all over while he did the water change. Does this hurt the powerheads or the fish/corals? Or does it just sound bad?
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:54 AM   #2
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Is it ok if my powerheads suck air a little during water changes? I saw an experienced friend of mine do a water change and just let his powerheads suck air and blow bubbles all over while he did the water change. Does this hurt the powerheads or the fish/corals? Or does it just sound bad?
Long as its not long just not supposed to run dry cause they overheat
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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What would be "not long"?
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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What would be "not long"?
Imo id say long as its somewhat touching water youd be fine to do a waterchange
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I unplug mine when they start to suck air. I'm always afraid the bubbles will irritate the corals.
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Some pumps and powerheads will get damaged when run dry. I usually just turn everything but the lights off before doing a water change. Less hassle.

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