Hi I didnt get a chance to search the forum, my computer is acting crazy after the sudden power loss.
Here is my situation I rescued 2 betta from walmart. 1 is in a 10 gal tank by himself heated, with a pump filter that I have slowed the water flow down by half. He's got gravel and lotsa silk plants. same with the other tank except it is only 5 gal. They were happy and healthy and then our power went out for 2 days. I wrapped them in blankets and tried to keep the room warm.
My power came back and I slowly heated the water back up to 78. I dont know what to do anout my filter media and the little gray pad that I never clean cuz all the good bacteria.
If I plug it back in will it pump dead bacteria into their water?
I am stuck out here untill my road is open again so I cant go buy more.
Should I just do a 25% water change each day untill I can buy new filter media?
I so badly dont want them to have to suffer through re`cycling the tanks again. Waah!