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Old 11-27-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Power outage and filter media

I am experiencing a power outage. I have a battery-powered air pump and the temp is fine, but I know that the power will b off for more than two hours and I have somewhere to go. Should I take out the filter cartridge so that the dead bacteria don't pollute my tank or replace the cartridge and add some ammonia detoxifier to counteract the effects of the cycling restarting....the power should b back on at 3:30 and it's been off for an hour
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Just leave the tank alone with everything intact. That short amount of time won't hurt anything.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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Ok thank u, the power came back on so need to worry anymore
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #4
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you can float your media if your that worried and it should still stay alive (in aquarium water)
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