All is not lost if you lose power, but there are a couple things you should do:
- Give your plant some light during its regular light period. It doesn’t take much to keep the plant happy, even shining a flashlight over it for a couple minutes every couple hours is enough.
- Drain 1/2 of the water out of your unit. Take a cup or drain stick and bring the water level down to 1/2. This allows your roots to take up oxygen that is missing without your airpump being powered. If the power stays off for more than a day, completely drain and then refill your tank using the same reservoir water. This gives your plant a big boost of oxygen.
- Maintain your temperature. If it is in the middle of winter, cover your unit with a blanket. If it’s too hot, consider moving the unit to a cooler location like the basement.