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Im very new to this hobby and my parent really hate the noise of the filter. I was wondering whether i have to keep my filter on 24/7???????
Is there such a thing as a quiet air pump?Elkwatcher said:Depending on your tank size, you could also get a quiet air pump and use sponge filters. They will support many sizes of tanks.
If they dont sleep in the same house, what's the problem?VRP said:my parents don’t sleep in the same house as the fish but if they get their way the filter would be off from 8am to 9pm, i have never kept fish before and im not sure if they would be ok.
Can you post a photo?VRP said:I have one that sticks to the side of my tank with suction cups
I don’t have any fish at the moment and i cant post a photo because my tank is currently dismantled.Sanderguy777 said:Can you post a photo?
Also, what fish do you have in the tank right now?
And no, you cant turn the filter off for that long. There are technically ways to set up filterless tanks, but they are for more advanced aquarists (just because you have to know more about what to look out for with the fish).
The filter is where your beneficial bacteria live and turning it off for that long might starve them of oxygen (the bacteria that break down ammonia and nitrites into nitrates are aerobic so they die without air after some time).
Can you clarify this? What exactly do you mean, the tank is dismantled? To me, a dismantled tank means the whole tank is empty, with not even water in it, and everything is turned off. If that's what you mean, it sounds like your parents have won.VRP said:I don’t have any fish at the moment and i cant post a photo because my tank is currently dismantled.
That's not recommended for a brand new beginner to the hobby, for reasons that have been mentioned already. If the HOB filter (assuming that's what it is) is noisy, an internal or external filter would be a better option IMHO.mrsP said:You can also make no filter setup. That would include tons of live plants and very light stocking levels though, and I would recommend a lot of reading and studying how it works before attempting it, otherwise it will lead to lots of problems.