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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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how long will bacteria live?

Lost power to my external filters. Not sure how long they were out before I got home? How long do I have before death of bacteria?!!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 04:33 PM
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Were they still submerged? If so, should be fine. If they dried out, might have problems. Put some extra Prime in and watch it either way.


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I meant my canister filters... So far its been 3 hrs?
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I transfer my filter media in the car for 3.50 hours multiple times and never had a problem as long as they were wet.

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I went a little over 24hrs back when my tank crashed. Not sure how much died off but I got a really bad smell from it. Being enclosed and submerged without water movement wasn't good. I did loose some fish but not sure if it was due bacteria die off or the fact that I had to set up an emergency tank from asap.
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