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    Bottom Drain Aeration - winter

    Should I turn down or switch off aeration via my Bottom Drain in Winter? There is no other aeration.

    All 3 BDs have aeration and I have run it religiously through the summer at a high output.

    However as winter sets in and the water temperatures inevitably cool ( Im still at about 14 at the moment), would you reduce or even switch off the air supply ? I am not having issues like Hippo with an adverse vibration effecting the fish (as far as I know ), just wondering as to what was best practice ?



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    Horses for course mate . Some people are only having air going 1 hour a day , some don't bother at all and some run 24/7 . For a running Costs personal I would turn atleast 2 off but that's only my opinion. ( do they have independent pumps? Or swop over in winter for a small pump ) . .

    For some it's fish behaviour. FREDDYBOY if he every turned his air off the fish would flick off the dome until he put it back on !

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    Thanks Very Much for the reply . In which case I shall experiment and continue to monitor behaviour and water quality to see if there is any effect.

    I chave 2 Hi-Blows so easy to switch one off and I can 'throttle' supply as well quite easily.

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    Horses for course mate . Some people are only having air going 1 hour a day , some don't bother at all and some run 24/7 . For a running Costs personal I would turn atleast 2 off but that's only my opinion. ( do they have independent pumps? Or swop over in winter for a small pump ) . .

    For some it's fish behaviour. FREDDYBOY if he every turned his air off the fish would flick off the dome until he put it back on !

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    I've switched mine off for Winter the filters have plenty of air turning the Bio..just thought I'd save a few quid..

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