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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 14 hours ago #70555

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roughly how long will healthy bacteria live?
i went down to malawi tank and realized i never turned power on after WC
so everything was shut off since noon thursday

its a buffer so a complete WC is impossible

sigh

i need to go back to parrots
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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 14 hours ago #70557

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depends if there was still water in the filter or not..... I heard stability by seachem helps cycle an aquarium in 10 to 14 days,....
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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 9 hours ago #70562

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If it wasn't even 24hrs, there should be viable bacteria in your bio media still. Beneficial bacteria resides on your substrate and hardscape as well, but obviously not in as great a number as in your bio media. I'd watch your parameters and be ready to do extra WCs if needed.
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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 9 hours ago #70566

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if media dried out, then its a loss. But, with several tanks and filters on hand, you can pinch some media from every other filter, add to the Malawi filters and you are good to go. I found that in a sealed canister, after 23hrs power out, I had no serious loss of bacteria. Hobs media not so friendly
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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 5 hours ago #70569

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Northstar5 wrote:
I found that in a sealed canister, after 23hrs power out, I had no serious loss of bacteria. Hobs media not so friendly

That's a big 10-4.

One of the reasons why over filtration is a good thing.
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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 4 hours ago #70571

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Now it makes me glad I cycled a sponge filter. Its in the tank 24/7 so no major loss there either....
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2 yellow tail aceis
1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

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Half moon Betta

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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 47 minutes ago #70572

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My hobs are all matrix or lav....other than ac10 sponge
Even on other tanks with penguins...back two are shell carts packed with lav...

Thanks ...I'll check everything in am...I can only change 25% at a time on this tank with a 35g barrel
I'm looking for a new 50g drum on line....so I can do more at one time...
Was a dumb mistake...I was doing two tanks at once...

Temp is back to normal...

You work so hard...one dumb mistake can really hurt...
180 oscar/JD/pleco
75 JD / Pleco
125 Malawi
29 Serpae / danios/ angel
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10g dwarf gaurami / Neon tetras

98 lb Irish cream Labrador retriever
200 year old miserable jack Russell rat thing ( came with wife)
9 year old- for sale- doesn't do chores- BO




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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 15 minutes ago #70573

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No2-0
Ammonia-0
Nitrate -20
Gh- 15- goal
Ph-8.2- goal

I'll do a 25% wc sat and Sunday
This canister is due to have canister cleaned anyway, but
I fear HOB...I'll rinse HOB tonight and one of two large sponge and
Will wait two weeks before I clean canister
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29 Serpae / danios/ angel
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200 year old miserable jack Russell rat thing ( came with wife)
9 year old- for sale- doesn't do chores- BO




56 empty and willing
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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 3 weeks 12 minutes ago #70574

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I have two extra marineland 360 and plenty of media...I was trying to cut down some power usage at home by removing one tank.
I ma set one up and start it running as well.
180 oscar/JD/pleco
75 JD / Pleco
125 Malawi
29 Serpae / danios/ angel
29 malawi
10g dwarf gaurami / Neon tetras

98 lb Irish cream Labrador retriever
200 year old miserable jack Russell rat thing ( came with wife)
9 year old- for sale- doesn't do chores- BO




56 empty and willing
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ohhhhhhh nooooooo 2 weeks 6 days ago #70575

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With those parameters, you're fine.
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