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Air Pump in High-tech tanks

Anyone run an air pump 24/7 with high light, pressurized co2, and fert dosing?
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No, not 24/7. My air pump runs between lights out and 1 hour prior to lights on, when CO2 turns on. After that it runs for 15 minutes every 2 hours throughout Light/CO2 cycle.
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No, not 24/7. My air pump runs between lights out and 1 hour prior to lights on, when CO2 turns on. After that it runs for 15 minutes every 2 hours throughout Light/CO2 cycle.
what timer are you running?

OP using an airstone will waste co2. I like to run one on low for peace of mind in my high tech shrimp tank though. the above solution sounds better.
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what timer are you running?

OP using an airstone will waste co2. I like to run one on low for peace of mind in my high tech shrimp tank though. the above solution sounds better.
http://www.amazon.com/Westek-TE06WHB-Outlet-Digital-Grounded/dp/B002YGS6P4/?tag=viglink12186-20. After looking online for hours, found it at Lowes (Hardware store). Really like them, have 3. One for Lights, CO2, and airstone. Can set up to 8 programs. Has 2 outlets, but they're on the same circuit. Have internal rechargeable batteries, so when power goes out you don't have to reset anything (came in handy couple weeks ago, power went out but came back on next day when I was at work; everything was up and running when I got home). Highly recommend, though.
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