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Old 07-16-2010, 08:15 PM   #1 
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Question How long do u keep ur filter running?

Hello all...

I have a Tetra 2-10 gal internal filter...

How long do u keep ur filter running? 24/7, or just hours a day?
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:50 PM   #2 
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I keep it 24/7 to ensure clean water all day and night :) lol.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:54 PM   #3 
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I run my filter 24/7/365

When you turn your filter off the (aerobic) good bacteria for the cycle will die after about 6 hours without the needed oxygenated water flow.

IMO/E-After 6 hours it is best to dump the water in the filter and rinse the media in dechlorinated water to avoid the ammonia spike or mini cycles- that it can cause from death and decay of the aerobic bacteria.
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