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Old 11-02-2011, 11:05 PM   #11
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I would think you'd be fine with a heater and a power head. That's all I ever do. I have had power outages for 3 days many of times. In the middle of winter to
what about a filter??
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:05 AM   #12
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Pwc pwc pwc... your tank will bounce back but you need to manage the spike for now
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I never bothered with my filter. Just cleaned It before using it again to get rid of the die off
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What did you clean it with?? Old tank water? Tap water? Hot or cold?
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Just empty it, rinse it out with tapwater, replace media, put it back in the tank, prime the pump (if needed) and plug in. It doesn't need to be scrubbed down.

If you have a sponge that was in there for bacteria purposes, rinse that in saltwater, either from your tank or with fresh saltwater, and squeeze it out a couple of times.
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I wouldn't use tapwater ...just clean it in old tank water...and don't replace it unless its physically falling apart...no sense
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I wouldn't use tapwater ...just clean it in old tank water...and don't replace it unless its physically falling apart...no sense
The only reason you want to clean with tank water vs. tap water is to preserve the bacteria that is alive.

After 3 hours without power, I doubt that much bacteria made it. Even of those that did, they are surrounded with death.

The mini cycle is caused by the bacteria die off, and as such, you want to clean a canister filter completely.

Do water changes as much as possible to keep nitrites at or near undetectable and everything should pull through.
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made it through the miny cycle, everything lived!!!!
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