Filter - how long off before problems?

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by nry, 14 May 2009.

  1. nry

    nry Member

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    Our electricity is off today from 8:30am this morning through until 4pm this afternoon.

    I borrowed a whacking great UPS from work which keeps a 700w server running for 20 minutes and I figured this would run my teeny 10w TetraTec EX600 for most of the power-off period - it seems this may not have lasted as long as hoped, my wife just texted to say she thinks the UPS has ran-out, so the filter will be without power for about 5.5-6hrs.

    I can't do anything about this now, but should I expect trouble or will it bounce back well enough?
     
  2. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    shoulodnt be too bad as long as the media is submerged.
     
  3. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    I had this in February mine was off from 8.55 am to 5.23 pm, I just cut back on the feeding for a few days, and kept an eye out for ammonia/nitrite spikes, but didn't get either:)

    JOHNNY
     
  4. nry

    nry Member

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    Sounds like I might be OK then!
     
  5. Superman

    Superman Member

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    Mine was off overnight a while back. Everything was fine, I think that as long as it's not days then it shouldn't be a problem.
     

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