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CO2 During the day

OK! I'm using a AC-50 HOB as my CO2 reactor. I have read many people turn off their CO2 at night ours or when the lights are out. Would there be any ill effect if I was to connect my HOB AC-50 to the light timer? Also the CO2 that will just bubble into the filter at night, the CO2 that escapes into the air, is that bad for humans to breathe?
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Don't turn off your filter at night. Either find another way of turning off your CO2 or just leave it on 24/7.
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Originally Posted by emoore3
Don't turn off your filter at night. Either find another way of turning off your CO2 or just leave it on 24/7.
This filter is not my main source of filtration. It's only being used as a reactor for the CO2. My Fluval 404 (that is turned way down to a minimum) is my main filter. The AC is also turned way down to limit surface agitation.
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As long as the water level stays above that needed to let the filter start you won't have a problem. If you let the water level drop then you will see days when the filter might not be able to restart (pumping) when the timer kicks on. This could result in burning out the filter, they use the flowing water to cool the impeller and motor. I turn the filter off on a nano tank with a timer to give the inhabitants a rest from current, but it is next to my bed and I see it every morning. I have a bottle of water sitting there for the daily topoff.

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