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JEden8 08-25-2012 07:17 PM

Preparing your tanks for Isaac
 
What's everyone doing in the Florida area to prepare their fish tanks for possible power outages?

Geniusdudekiran 08-25-2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by JEden8 (Post 1991139)
What's everyone doing in the Florida area to prepare their fish tanks for possible power outages?

I'm not in FL, but get some ice and a thermometer. Put it in water bottles, and keep them in a cooler. Add them to the tank and monitor the temperature. That is, if heat will be an issue.

JEden8 08-25-2012 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran (Post 1991159)
I'm not in FL, but get some ice and a thermometer. Put it in water bottles, and keep them in a cooler. Add them to the tank and monitor the temperature. That is, if heat will be an issue.

Hopefully heat won't be too much of an issue. My tanks are kept at 78-80 degrees as it is. I'll have some distilled/pre-treated water prepared just in case anything happens though. I didn't think about the temp being an issue so thank you! Can cross another worst case scenario off the list.

jeremyblevins 08-25-2012 09:23 PM

i got a couple battery powered air pumps

GraphicGr8s 08-25-2012 11:22 PM

Not a doggone thing. My tanks can go a few days with no power easy.

xenxes 08-26-2012 02:37 AM

My tanks can go weeks without mechanical filtration, I once had a filter clogged for a month and didn't notice. It's the lighting.. the tanks that don't even get indirect light are worrisome, plants will fade and nothing to uptake waste, but a few days aren't a problem.

Don't really need to worry in a heavily planted.


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