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With a 55g, bottles won't have much effect. If possible, I'd try to insulate the tank as well as possible (make sure you are home when the power comes back on - blankets and lighting fixtures are a bad combination). Before that, you can take up ED's suggestion and warm up some water. Pour it directly into the tank, but make sure you don't hit any fish and don't forget to treat the water first. Then cover the tank as well as possible.

Be aware that the air stones are actually expediting the cooling a bit. As long as your fish are not gasping for air, I'd go without them. Much more important is to turn off the filter now. Otherwise you'll have a ton of poisonous gunk flowing into the tank when the power comes back. You'll have to clean the filter completely before reconnecting.

By the way, your plants will most likely be fine. Plants are pretty resilient to cold temperatures for a few days.
 
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