Rycraft Posted November 25, 2020 Share Posted November 25, 2020 (edited) I was running the airstone 24/7 but have to admit I like the tank being a little quieter (it's in our living room) during the day time/early evening. I was thinking of just running it at night when the aquarium light is off. Are there any pros or cons to 24/7 vs just at night? Our aquaclear 50 does a great job of filtering but I thought some extra surface disturbance never hurts. I realize the airstone is likely to build up with algae quicker if it's not on all the time but I don't mind giving it a scrub every month or so to make sure it's clear. We run the tank around 76-77 degrees so not too hot. We have a very lightly planted tank currently. Some floating water sprite, a small java fern, and some Christmas moss. I think we will eventually add some hornwort or some other stem plants but that won't be any time soon. Still learning the ropes on aquarium plants. Edited November 25, 2020 by Rycraft Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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