ASAP Advice needed! Can reef tank last 24 hours with no filter???

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Hi all,

So my sump pump just died and my spare now also seems to be DOA. I can't get a new replacement till this time tomorrow. What can/should I do to make sure I don't lose anything. I moved heaters from the sump to the tanks so heat is not an issue, more concerned about O2 levels and anything else?

I have a spare canister filter I can put on one tank, but the sump was doing two tanks.

Any advice would be great?

Thanks

Phil
 
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How did it die ? Spring a leak ?
I would run to petco or somewhere and grab a 10g or something tank and setup a temporary sump.
Not sure, I never tested the spare, just left it in the box (wont be doing that again) but the main one is getting power but just not pumping, might pull it apart shortly and check it out, make sure nothing is stuck.
 

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Not sure, I never tested the spare, just left it in the box (wont be doing that again) but the main one is getting power but just not pumping, might pull it apart shortly and check it out, make sure nothing is stuck.

If it's never been cleaned it could probably use a good soak in some citric acid.

Hopefully you can tear it apart and find something binding it up, as that would be a quick fix.
 

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Not sure, I never tested the spare, just left it in the box (wont be doing that again) but the main one is getting power but just not pumping, might pull it apart shortly and check it out, make sure nothing is stuck.

I have an old (~8years) mag drive pump that if power gets interrupted (unplugged, outage, etc) it doesn't always like to restart.. usually a quick jolt to the pump and it fires right up.
 

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Not sure, I never tested the spare, just left it in the box (wont be doing that again) but the main one is getting power but just not pumping, might pull it apart shortly and check it out, make sure nothing is stuck.
Doh !!! My bad thought it was the sump. Didn't have my coffee yet when I read this !!
Hopefully a good cleaning and it will pop back on plus the spare you need to test it
What kind of pump is it ?
 
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Hi all,

So my sump pump just died and my spare now also seems to be DOA. I can't get a new replacement till this time tomorrow. What can/should I do to make sure I don't lose anything. I moved heaters from the sump to the tanks so heat is not an issue, more concerned about O2 levels and anything else?

I have a spare canister filter I can put on one tank, but the sump was doing two tanks.

Any advice would be great?

Thanks

Phil
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