I was given a tank, compressor and filter so I could get the kids fish for Christmas and it’s all up and running with the little fishes swimming away. However the compressor is quite noisy and I am hoping it’s an older one and a new one will be a bit quieter.
When you say compressor I guess you mean airator if thats the case the new ones are whisper quiet. Check what its sitting on, as sound can be transeferred through. Sit it on something softer a rubber mat may help.
I inherited a tank which had been neglected at my office. Nitrates well over 250 ppm so f knows how the fish are alive. Filter apparently broken for at least a month as well. When I’ve been doing water changes the old water is visibly brown in colour 😯 looking good now though and the pleco has gotten pretty large
Here’s what it looked like when I took over. Look at the shite on the bottom! Looks a lot better now but I don’t have pics.
I treated the water with what I was told to by the shop and let it sit a couple of days before getting the fish.
I mean the air pump , it also has a separate filter. They are cold water fish. I have been reading elsewhere some people saying that you don’t need air pumps if the filter is moving the water around.