Power Failure and Cannister Filters
I was without power for almost 30 hours. It started at 10 am and I made sure that my cannister was unplugged last night because I remembered someone at the latest aquarium society meeting mentioning that their filter went anerobic after eight hours without power. Once the power was on again I went into the basement to flush out the cannister. Wow! The odor was overpowering. I took the cannister outside and rinsed all of the hardware with bleach, rinsed the media for baking at a later date when the wife isn't around and made trip to the local pet shop to get some fresh media to start over again.
I don't know if I needed to get that extreme but I thought it may be necessary. Has anyone else had any experiences (good or bad) with their cannister filter after power failures?
Andrew, MASI Treasurer
This message is always under construction: 75-gallon tank; 2, Eheim 2026 filters - one twice broken; Tek Light with 4, 54W T5s (6000K) ; Sand on top of 4:1 sand:clay mixture; Milwaukee CO2 controller; PlantGuild vortex CO2 reactor; pH = 6.6, kH=70mg/l, GH=120mg/l; EI; Flourish excel on 50% weekly water change: AGA Member.