Help! Just screwed up bigtime
Heavily planted tank. 65 G. High-light, CO2. Pretty big bioload, with 5 discus and assorted other little guys.
Here's what happened. After water change yesterday I didn't notice that the plugs to both my Eheim canister filters came loose, and so they haven't been operating for the past 24 hours. That means all the beneficial micro-organisms in there are dead, right?
I turned the Eheims back on, and didn't notice anything weird. I asked my usually-knoweldgeable LFS guy, and he said that the micro-organisms are dead, but if I don't feed my fish for 3 days the microorganisms should bounce back without everything getting out of whack.
Does that sound like good advice? Anything else I should do? Thanks!
(Can't believe I did that....)