Ok To Turn Off Air Pump At Night?

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Is it OK to turn it off at night or does it have to be on constantly?
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Just air stone. Noise is not an issue. The aquarium is in the kitchen. I was actually thinking that the fish would prefer some quiet time at night
 

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Just air stone. Noise is not an issue. The aquarium is in the kitchen. I was actually thinking that the fish would prefer some quiet time at night
If it's an airstone it's completely up to you, it won't do harm either way
 

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Personally, I wouldn't turn off the air pump. I have two HOB filters and a sponge filter that are only turned off during feeding time, and my fish are doing fine.
An airstone has no biological significance though, so turning it off at night won't hurt unless O2 levels were low. If the pump runs a sponge filter, then definitely keep it running
 

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An airstone has no biological significance though, so turning it off at night won't hurt unless O2 levels were low. If the pump runs a sponge filter, then definitely keep it running
I agree, but personally, I wouldn't turn it off because it's not necessary to turn it off overnight. But that's just me. It wouldn't hurt if the OP turns the air pump off.
 

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I regularly turn off my air stones at night (I sleep in the same room as the tanks). No harm done
 

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It is even a good idea. Plants produce CO2 at night that is used by them again during daytime. An airstone running at night will cause that being lost.

When turning it of take care the pump is above waterlevel / use a valve so it won't start syphoning.
 
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