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Switching the External Filter off everyday - wrong ?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by nagukush, Oct 13, 2008.

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    Hi Friends !

    Just wanted to know if its ok to switch off my Eheim 2217 External filter everyday for about 15 to 20 mins ? Actually I switch it off while feeding because my fronts seem more comfortable eating without a water current...

    Just wanted to know if its wrong ? Will it kill the bacteria or 20 mins is fine ?

    Kindly advice and guide me...
    Thanks !
    Kush
     
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    grannylvsfish have you been bad this year ??

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    I see no problem, but can you not direct the water flow away to lessen the current? shutting it off for a short amount of time is not going to harm anything I believe, folks what do you think?
     
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    No problem at all from what I'm reading .... just don't forget to turn it back on :D
     
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    Thanks for the help and advice, friends !
     
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    If it was me, I'd keep it running for fear of forgetting to turn it back on, I'm forgetful like that.
     
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    Some people do turn off there filters when feeding. like posted, just don't forget to turn them back on.............:)
     
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    I forgot once ,,,,,, thank goodness I run two filters :lol: but yep I forgot over night. duh !! LOL!!
     
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    it should be fine dont forget. number one rule dont forget. socalidiscus found a timer like the ones where you turn the lights on for 15-30 mins at a time this one does a reverse. it turns it off and then turns it back on. i think i got that user name right lol might want to search and pm him and ask.
     
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    I turn all my filters off during feeding. I just leave the canopy or lid open till I turn filters back on.
     
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    well, I am in possession of may circuits... there is an automatic one that turns it back on after a little while http://www.aaroncake.net/circuits/relaytim.asp is a good one, just get a huge capacitor (500 uf) for c1 and reverse the relay(in other words have it setup to turn it off when the schematic says it is on)
     

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