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Old August 16th 03, 08:34 PM
Mark Stone
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Default 29 hours without power and the bio filter

new2hotwheels wrote in message . ..
hello, I was part of the power outage and was without for over 29 hours
I managed to keep all my africans alive in my 150 gallon by doing water
changes with my python, but I'm sure I swapped out at least the 150 gallons
it holds
the tank has about 40 med to large assorted africans in it
the ph is ok because we have liquid metal from the tap
1 whisper 4, 1 emperor 400, 4 power heads with UGF

my question is how long until my tank cycles again? I imagine that
there's still a lot of the bacteria there even if the bio wheels, and filters
died

as of this morning the ammonia is still 0 after running for about 8 hours

any ideas? thanks, Duane


Not to worry. You're aquarium is still cycled -- the bacteria is
everywhere. During power outages, however, we need to take our
Bio-Wheels out of the filter and float them in the aquarium itself so
they stay wet, and their colonies of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter stay
alive --

--Mark

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