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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Storm Prep, HELP ME

Yah...so...I kind of have no idea per say on what I should do to prepare my fishtanks for the comming storm. If we lose power for a significant amount of time I'm probably going to be freaking out, especially because I won't be home with them cause I'll be on campus. Luckily, I am home with the tank until mid afternoon sunday, so until then, what can I do to prepare my tanks?

I'm worried specifically about my large 75 due to the fact that it is recovering from an ammonia spike that occured when 16 mystery snails simultaneously died...(that was NOT a fun time)

So far, I think I'll do a slight water change 2morrow morning, and try and get some sort of battery powered airpump of something in the meantime. Give me all of your ideas though, I really need them.

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assume there might be no electricity or water for up to a week at your home. go from there


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I'm figuring that honestly. I'm just not 100% sure on what to do about the lack of filters. I'm guessing for right now that a battery powered aerator would be a good idea, and that I should do water changes before this thing hits, but is there anything else I can do?

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Like stated above, plan for a weeks worth of water.

You could always run a generator for a fraction of the day if you have one.

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at a bare minimum, you must have some form of circulation in the water. stagnant water turns foul in hours unless its heavily planted in which case, youll likely run into the next problem in 48 -72 hours with lack of light and plants starting to diminish and wither. battery powered air pump is a good investment


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Might want to stock up on your favorite ammonia neutralizer.
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