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Old 11-01-2012, 12:34 AM   #16
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Just got word they are expecting the power to be restored sometime tomorrow to the cook/douglas campus of Rutgers, where my apartment is. College ave already has power. So my males and 20 long should do ok. My females will likely be without power longer, but I was watching them earlier today, and they seem to be doing ok, just moving slower than normal. They even ate before i remembered to shut off their feed.

Thanks everyone. I'll update as I learn more.
Honestly I'm just really happy I found somebody with power to move my leopard gecko to so she has heat. Before then I would take her out every other hour for 30 min and let her crawl on me for body heat. She would start out super stiff and then get more nimble as she basked on me.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #17
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Just got word they are expecting the power to be restored sometime tomorrow to the cook/douglas campus of Rutgers, where my apartment is. College ave already has power. So my males and 20 long should do ok. My females will likely be without power longer, but I was watching them earlier today, and they seem to be doing ok, just moving slower than normal. They even ate before i remembered to shut off their feed.

Thanks everyone. I'll update as I learn more.
Honestly I'm just really happy I found somebody with power to move my leopard gecko to so she has heat. Before then I would take her out every other hour for 30 min and let her crawl on me for body heat. She would start out super stiff and then get more nimble as she basked on me.
Great news!!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:31 AM   #18
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Don't put a candle near your wrapped tank - it won't do anything except possibly start a fire.
Sorry should have clarified " in an appropriate holder"

We have lantern type holders, so no open flames.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:32 AM   #19
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Just got word they are expecting the power to be restored sometime tomorrow to the cook/douglas campus of Rutgers, where my apartment is. College ave already has power. So my males and 20 long should do ok. My females will likely be without power longer, but I was watching them earlier today, and they seem to be doing ok, just moving slower than normal. They even ate before i remembered to shut off their feed.

Thanks everyone. I'll update as I learn more.
Honestly I'm just really happy I found somebody with power to move my leopard gecko to so she has heat. Before then I would take her out every other hour for 30 min and let her crawl on me for body heat. She would start out super stiff and then get more nimble as she basked on me.
Glad to hear this!
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:39 AM   #20
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I have a s/w tank with corals w.o power since Mon 9PM, they're surviving in 60s temps.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:06 AM   #21
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I was also told no power possibly til 11-5 but i get power via generator a few hrs a day to keep bacteria nd stuff alive and keep tanks in thev60s. Still plenty of wires and broken poles lying around in the streets.. only we dont even have babysitters. Blocked roads due to downed trees were all cleared for now. Basically since yesterday. East brunswick township did an awesome job with that honestly... but pseg is nowhere to be found. Good luck! If you have a gas stove you could light it with a stick on fire or lighter nd boil water to heat tanks that you have access to.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #22
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I have taped those handwarmers to the glass of aquariums before wrapping in a blanket. It would not transfer much heat on a large, thick walled tank, but a small tank I think it helped get some heat in. Those things get HOT.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #23
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Specgrrl: that makes more sense. But I don't have those. Plus honestly I don't notice the candles adding any heat. Our gas stove is on when we are in the kitchen keeping the house from dropping below 65.

Machsix: my dad runs a reef, same boat. Corals seem to be holding up, and he hooked a car battery up to the vortec to keep some circulation. I think lack of light will be the biggest enemy to them now. Fed the bubble tip anemone we have a small bit of scallop, so hopefully it will be able to last longer deriving some energy from that, but we don't dare feed the Corals while the skimmer isn't working.

I was actually wondering about the bacteria, and they should be able to last much longer in the cold. And cold water holds more O2 so maybe they will pull through and I won't have to redo a cycle but with fish in.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:24 PM   #24
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Ya know, in a pinch you could try those Thermal Care heat wraps at the drug store. They're bigger than the hand warmers and the ones made for the lower back would wrap around a small tank pretty easily.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:08 AM   #25
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I'm in Denville. I lost power last October for a week. Tank went down to 53* F. No filter, no heat. I closed the valves on my canister to isolate it from the tank so when the biofilter started to die it wouldn't get into the tank & put towels on the tank. Ran like that for 5 days. Finally borrowed a little generator that I could only run long enough to bring the temp back up each nite. I don't want to be a pessimist. Did I lose livestock? Yes. Did I lose all of it? No. I lost some of my discus & about 1/6 of my other smaller fish. I was suprised at how resilient they actually were. This time around I had my my new generator & transfer switch ready to go. I wish I could do something to help other than to tell you hopefully it won't be as bad as you're thinking & I wish you the best.

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Old 11-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #26
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the power in my college apartment is back.
my 20 long didnt sustain any real damage (most stems shed some of the lower leaves, but thats not a real issue).
the 4 bettas are all alive. 1 is sick, but i should be able to nurse him back to health (i think its an aeromonas infection).

also moved all my emersed plants to there so that they have light and they will all be fine.

so i definitely wont loose everything.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #27
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Glad to hear the good news.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #28
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Good to hear, Marko.
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the power in my college apartment is back.
my 20 long didnt sustain any real damage (most stems shed some of the lower leaves, but thats not a real issue).
the 4 bettas are all alive. 1 is sick, but i should be able to nurse him back to health (i think its an aeromonas infection).

also moved all my emersed plants to there so that they have light and they will all be fine.

so i definitely wont loose everything.
Happy for you glad nothing to major happened there
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #30
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How close are you to The Aquarium at Route 4?

They posted this on Facebook:

We apologize if this is getting repetitive... but there are so many people bringing in animals that were unaware that we were housing the,,,, There is NO CHARGE and we are happy to help... If you or anyone you know has animals that they need to house due to loss of power or flooding please bring them in... IF you do please bring a cage and light (if necessary) We will take in anything from your pet hamster or bunny to your elephant or whale ( that means anything...lol ) We are housing fish in our systems as well... fresh or salt water.... Other then that we are running at normal capacity and have all the feeders and items you may need to keep your animals fed and happy....


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