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Old 10-07-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi- I have a question for you guys about air pumps. I have a noisy profile 1000 in my room which I shut off at nite to gain a good nite's rest. I have it running a 10 gallon tank equipped with an undergravel filter. My question is does it harm the PH or the filter bed at all by shutting it off at nite?
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It does harm your tank overall since it is powering your filtration...shutting off your filtration for 8-10 hours each day is having an impact. Perhaps you should power your UGF with powerheads or buy a new airpump.
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If you are looking for quiet air pumps I suggest you look at the Rena Air series. I've found them to be very quiet and easy to maintain.
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