Water Aquarium

By · Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Water Aquarium
Saltwater Aquariums … would be bad if I turn off the filter for one night?

I have a 55 gallon aquarium saltwater. Now we just have sand, salt water and 50 pounds of live rock in it. No fish or coral yet. But I wanted to unplug the filter for a night, about 12 hours …. I just wanted to know if they kill the bacteria in my filter, or would be okay? And I sure will not be bad for the live rock. When I start the backup filter tomorrow everything will still be okay?

Well, let me ask you this: Why do you want to unplug the filter for one night? That has no sense. It's not really something you should do, unless absolutely necessary, as if moving the tank or if there is a power outtage. It would be very unwise to do so by any reason at all. And when you turn off the filter is that filter the water to drain back into the aquarium. So yes, if you let your filter dry, the bacteria die. When I have a power outtage, immediately place the filter cartridge in the tank directly to prevent the beneficial bacteria die. But I repeat – not a good idea to CLOSE YOUR FILTER OFF.

The Cast of the Belafonte (my salt water aquarium)

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