How Long Will Seeded Filter Media Last Out Of The Filter

wishkahryan

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I'm going to be transporting my filter media to my girlfriends tank. But I have to wait tell after I get off work will it survive in my truck in a bucket of tank water for about 9 hrs.
 

JenC

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I think it would be fine unless it gets really hot in the truck. I believe nitrifying bacteria may die around 120° F.

Otherwise, I wouldn't worry. Bacteria is hardier than folks give credit. Brief power outages happen all the time and people don't lose their cycles. A rinse/squeeze in dechlorinated water when you arrive wouldn't hurt.
 
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wishkahryan

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JenC said:
I think it would be fine unless it gets really hot in the truck. I believe nitrifying bacteria may die around 120° F.

Otherwise, I wouldn't worry. Bacteria is hardier than folks give credit. Brief power outages happen all the time and people don't lose their cycles. A rinse/squeeze in dechlorinated water when you arrive wouldn't hurt.
Ok thanks just wanted to give a boost to her cycle with my media and didnt want to do it for nothing.
 

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