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lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

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lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby pete » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:42 pm

hi all. was just wondering what all u lot do with lights and bubble wall with a planted tank. ill be put the lights on a 10 hour timer. is this right? but what about the bubble wall. should it be on when the lights go off
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby Big Den » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:59 am

Lights on a timer, bubble wall 24 hours.
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby malakye » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:36 pm

I would only have your lights on for a maximum of 8 hours, any more and you usually end up with algae issues.
As Den said have the bubble wall on 24 hours a day.
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby pete » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:24 pm

ok thank you. ill change it to 8 hours and there any reasons why to have to bubble wall on all the time just wondering
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby Big Den » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Basicly the gaseous exchange that is going on in the tank during the day time also occurs during the night, the air bubbles help with this.
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby pete » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:48 pm

ok thank you. ill just have the lights on a timer then for 8 hours a day
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby pete » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:40 pm

got the tank all set up just need the fish now lol. but i was just wondering if i still need to have the fluval u4 to shoot water out from the top bit for maximum circulation and oxygenationor could i use the integrated spray bar setting provides a gentle, even flow for planted aquariums since ive got the bubble wall all the way across the tank (i do have plants in the tank
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby malakye » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:23 pm

Well done on getting the tank up and running, have a read in the beginners section about fishless cycle, dont rush into adding fish.
You are better to have the filter breaking the surface, this can be done using the spray bar just point it upwards and across the surface.
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby pete » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:59 am

ive read a bit about fishless cycle and thats what im doing :). im just waiting for the nitrite to come down now the ammonia took about 1 week to go to 0.25ppm. so ive add some more ammonia untill the nitrite starts to fall hopefully it wont be too long but it probably take ages lol.
is they any reason y to have the filter breaking the surface if ive got the 2 airstones either side of the tank ( got ride the bubble wall thought it was a bit too much)
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Re: lights/bubble wall on timer with planted tank

Postby malakye » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:00 pm

It just helps with the oxygenation and flow around the full tank.
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