08-26-2011, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by martian123
Hey everyone. Im really nervous because most of you that live on the east coast have probably been hearing about hurricane irene. I live in rhode island and we are going to be hit so bad that the news was saying most of us is be out of power for about a week. It has been very humid andif the power is out my tank will be sooooo hot. Also i will admit that my 29 gallon is very overcrowded and if my filter is not on i will have very very cloudy water and most definately some deaths. Please tell me what i can do to save my tanks
A 29g long ( very overcrowded )
a 26 gallon tall ( still cycling )
ph at a steady 6.5
With ph at 6.5 any ammonia that is produced in the tanks will automatically become ammonium, which is harmless to the fish. The fish should be fine with with the warmer temps for short term. If you able to I would suggest doing water changes every day or other day to keep waste from building up and also to help keep the water oxygenated, since with warmer water will have less oxygen in it. If you already have live plants in the tank this will provide you with filtration while your filter is out. Also I would reduce the feeding of the fish, which will reduce the amount of waste that they are producing. They will be okay not being fed every day. Watch your fish for any signs of distress, gasping at the surface. If you have a test kit you may want to monitor the parameters every few days, but you should be fine. Do you have any fish in the 26 gal that is still cycling?