I have been without power for 5 days now, thanks to hurricane Ike.
I have 3 canister filters that have been turned off this entire time.
Is there any chance the nitrifying bacteria is still alive inside the canisters or is it all dead by now? Keep in mind that these canisters are full of water that's not moved for 5 days now so they have not received any oxygen in all that time.
What are the odds that any of the bacteria is still alive?