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Old 12-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #1 
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Cycled tank + Power out

So the power went out for four hours while i was at school. when i got home the filter had drained itself of water and was just humming. Does this mean that the bacteria cycle i had established is now ruined and I'll need to cycle it again?
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No... It should not have, anyways. The filter media can be kept alive via objects such as the filter cartridge, gravel, ornaments, plants, etc. If the filter cartridge was completely dry, it would technically be void of bacteria however the tank itself should still have the bacteria.

All else fails it goes through a mini cycle.
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awesome, thank you
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