How long can I leave my sump unattached?

Wildedog

New member
Im cleaning and redoing my sump. How long can i leave it unattached from the aquarium? I only have 2 fish and some clean up crew in a 55 gallon. Well established tank.
 

elmattador

New member
as long as your tank has heat, source of air and current you should be fine. i actually had a sump break and mine ran on just the heater air stone and circ pump for about 4 or so days. the water got a little gross with no filtration on it but i didn't lose anyone .
 

shaginwagon13

Chartered Accountant
Im cleaning and redoing my sump. How long can i leave it unattached from the aquarium? I only have 2 fish and some clean up crew in a 55 gallon. Well established tank.

4-5 days should be fine with proper circulation, and air stone and if I were you I would minimize feedings to 1 a day and don't overfeed unless you can somehow hook up a skimmer.

If I were you, I would order all the parts and supplies you need first to redo the sump as to minimize downtime but if you have to, 4-5 days should be alright.
 
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