- Mar 31, 2019
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I’ve got a completely DIY planted tank going for my bedroom. It’s only a 15l tall tank (I re-siliconed an old reptile enclosure and installed gaps for piping) so I’ve made a homemade filter from some parts I had lying around. It’s got a chamber with some ceramic filter media and an external sponge, and then a head that oxygenates at the surface. My question is, how damaging would it be to turn this off at night? (8-9hrs) It’s planted up with some nice ludwigia, micranthemum, etc, which all seem to do fine with the low flow as it is...my worry is obviously with the bacteria, although the media chambers have holes exposing them to the water all of the time anyway. It’s only for plants at the moment, although I’ll consider adding a pair of neocardinia davidii or such like later on. What are everyone’s thoughts?