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Old 08/05/2020, 07:38 PM   #1
bluemonster7
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Power outage help!!

Hello all

We arena the middle of power outage and I had a few questions about how long the tank will survive. Power went out yesterday (Tuesday 1pm)

It is a 65 gallon mixed reef/ 30 gallon sump with only a few small corals and 4 small fish

1. Temp outside is steady at 80 so that won't be too concerning. If temp climb I can put bag of ice in sump and cycle to keep temp down

2. I can cycle the tank for 15 minutes twice a day off of my car.

3, Starting tomorrow I will have two battery powered air stone pumps in tank

Any advice regarding how long they can survive with such limited water movement?

Many thanks for any help


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Old 08/06/2020, 08:37 AM   #2
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Old 08/06/2020, 08:42 AM   #3
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Take a pot or container & pour water from the sump into the tank a few times every so often. This will circulate & aerate the water in both places. Along with the air stone this should keep everything going. I just did the same thing with my 250. Thatís why a low stocked tank is easier than one full of fish when power goes out.


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Old 08/17/2020, 05:25 PM   #4
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I've got an extensive post on this in the New to Hobby Forum---hope it will help you.


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Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, chromis, royal gramma basslet, tailspot blenny, ocellaris clown, yellow watchman, chestnut turbo snails, bristleworms, couple of hermits.
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Old 08/26/2020, 05:43 PM   #5
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I lost power for a week during a hurricane, I used 2 battery powered air stone for gas exchange (it also provided some circulation) I did not feed or dose anything during that time. If you have a refugium I strongly suggest using mirrors for a light source if you can. I froze water bottles before the storm hit and used them for cooling. I didn't lose any corals but I lost an adult anthias. If you can do a water change as soon as the power comes back on. Good luck.

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Old 09/05/2020, 01:45 PM   #6
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Good advice. We also have some suggestions in the NTTH forum


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Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, chromis, royal gramma basslet, tailspot blenny, ocellaris clown, yellow watchman, chestnut turbo snails, bristleworms, couple of hermits.
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