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How long will my 55G last w/out filtration?

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How long will my 55G last w/out filtration?
Old 06-26-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
 
How long will my 55G last w/out filtration?

Hi. My Fluval 405 just died for no reason after 22 months , so I just did a 25% water change.

How long can I go without filtration until I can get a new filter shipped to me?

55 Gallon Freshwater
  • 2 Silver Dollar
  • 5 Cichlids
  • 1 Guorami
  • 1 giant tetra
Thanks.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
 
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Hi. My Fluval 405 just died for no reason after 22 months , so I just did a 25% water change.

How long can I go without filtration until I can get a new filter shipped to me?

55 Gallon Freshwater
  • 2 Silver Dollar
  • 5 Cichlids
  • 1 Guorami
  • 1 giant tetra
Thanks.
See my reply to your other post, you don't need a new filter. In the meantime do you have a hang on the back filter that you could put on for a day or two?

Worst case scenario put an airstone in and an air pump to get you by.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:51 PM   #3
 
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Hi. My Fluval 405 just died for no reason after 22 months , so I just did a 25% water change.

How long can I go without filtration until I can get a new filter shipped to me?

55 Gallon Freshwater
  • 2 Silver Dollar
  • 5 Cichlids
  • 1 Guorami
  • 1 giant tetra
Thanks.
Do you happen to have lots of lava rock in the tank?

I'm still new so my advice may not be on par, but I put lava rock as decor throughout my tanks so there can always be extra bio-filtration in the tank, at least thats what I assume it would end up doing.

Either way from my little knowledge, it would seem that if the shipping is only a week, the tank should be fine if it's established if you do like a 20% every 2 days or something along those lines.

But again, I'm not experienced, this would just be my thoughts if it happened to me.
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