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Old 06-06-2011, 12:14 AM   #1 
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Turning off the Filter

I have an external power filter on one of the tanks in my room. I hate it. Sometimes the splashing water keeps me up at night. Do you guys think it would be okay to turn it off just at night? It's a ten gallon with only 1 betta fish in it. Just asking opinions since it's really starting to annoy me.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:16 AM   #2 
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As long as it isnt cycled (which youll lose if you keep it off), then meh, why not.

Keep it on as long as you can stand, though, to avoid 100% changes!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:32 PM   #3 
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I urge you to keep a filter on all the time It will keep your water fresher and -- after your tank cycles -- will reduce the number/frequency of water changes.

Maybe choke down the amount of water going through your filter. If it's not adjustable, try a piece of clean nylon over the input tube....

Worst case, maybe a smaller filter?

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