All is not lost if you lose power, but there are a couple things you must do to keep your grow alive:
- Drain half of the water out of your unit. Take a cup or drain stick and bring the water level down. This allows your roots to take up oxygen that is missing without your air pump being powered. If the power stays off for more than a 8 hours, completely drain and then refill your tank using the same reservoir water. This gives your plant a big boost of oxygen.
- Maintain the temperature of your unit. If it's in the middle of winter, cover your unit with a blanket. If it’s in the middle of summer, consider moving the unit to a cooler location, like the basement. Make sure the location has a consistent WiFi connection though, as this will be needed when it's re-powered.
- 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.
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