How Much It Cost To Run A Fish Tank
Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:52 PM
Also can i turn the filter and air pump off at night to save money i know i cant turn the heater off. The light goes off at 10pm and come on at 9am can i have the filter and air pump the same
Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:01 PM
Also you don't need a air pump if you have proper filteration, i di used mine age's ago, got annoyed with the drone
Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:06 PM
Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:52 PM
Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:56 PM
I like to run my air pump at night to break the surface tension; aiding natural the CO2 transfer (when the plants aren't photosynthesizing, of course).
A tropical tank doesn't cost too much, but it is a luxury. Then again, what price can you put on tranquility?
Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:02 PM
Air pump dont really need to be on during the night really (or if your not home like the lights)
Filter as said before dont turn off unless your doing maintance. i believe the filters on my tank are about no more than 10w.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:13 PM
I have concerns with my 260L at the moment as I am redundant - so I just east one less potato per day or leave out the yoghurt!!
Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:19 PM
Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:00 PM
you need lights on for plants and corals in my case, mine are on from 12-10pm
I run my marine tank (lights) 06:00 - 09:00 and 17:00 - 00:00. Not the best simulation of Day night for the fish but they dont seem to mind.
For my Tropical (lights) - 17:00 - 22:00.
Edited by OscarWilde, 06 May 2009 - 10:00 PM.
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