Turning off air pump

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I leave mine running. Any particular reason you are considering turning it off?
 
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I was just curious. I've been turning off the pump for my 5 gallon tank, but leaving my other tanks running. Got a top fin for the 5 gallon & its kind of noisey. I've got it hanging from a shelf because it would walk across the top of my desk.
 

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Good morning,

As long as you have sufficient surface water movement, and you're not over stocked, then I don't see that it would hurt to turn off the air pump.

Ken
 

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Good advice there from Ken. If the pump keeps going walkabout, put a small square of double sided tape or a loop of duct tape on each of it's feet then stick it to a mouse pad. That will keep it in place & shut it up.
 

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Mine's is noisy too, but my filter agitates the surface water so I can turn mine off at night alright. They have bubbles for well over 12 hours each day, so overnight they're OK with just the filter disturbance.
 

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Good advice there from Ken. If the pump keeps going walkabout, put a small square of double sided tape or a loop of duct tape on each of it's feet then stick it to a mouse pad. That will keep it in place & shut it up.
thanks for this advice, Graeme! I haven't been able to figure out how to get mine to be quieter.
 

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My air pump was quite noisy as well, but not noticable over the noise of two Tetra 30-60 HOB's on my 75 tank. After I dumped the Tetra 30-60's for a Fluval 405, I really noticed the air pump. Then I added a 2nd air stone and connected it to the capped off 2nd port on the air pump and now I don't hear it. I imagine if I had bothered to read the directions, I would have known not to plug that 2nd port.
 
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