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Nervous for hurricane power outage
Old 08-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
 
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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

i have:

A 29g long ( very overcrowded )

a 26 gallon tall ( still cycling )

ph at a steady 6.5
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
 
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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

i have:

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?
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
 
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in the cycling 26 gallon i have three guppies, one swordtail and two painted glass fish. everything is doing fine.

dont leave a bunch of nasty posts now that you know that i have painted glass fish. when i bought them i didn't know that they were injected with dye and i would have never bought them if i knew what horrible things they did to them. i would never support that.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
 
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Hey, I'm here in SC.. we aren't being hit directly by any means, but I can say it's not bad. They've been downgrading the hurricane, and it'll only weaken the further up north it gets. Not that you shouldn't take precautions, but I don't think it'll be very bad at all up there. Hopefully I'm not wrong.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:18 PM   #5
 
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I would not expect either, that in RI you'll be hit too bad. Just a nice/bad storm, perhaps. It will die down when it hit all that cooler water - IMO.

Best of luck!


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Old 08-27-2011, 07:10 AM   #6
 
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This storm seems to be weakening for the time being. But I'd do a good water change today in case you do lose power. It's easier to keep the tanks cooled down than it would be to keep them heated if this were in the dead of winter.

Good luck to you and all of us on the East Coast. I hope everything is ok for you tomorrow.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:20 AM   #7
 
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thank you everyone!!!!!!
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:23 AM   #8
 
i did read somewhere that rain water is good for your fishtank
especially if u have high water hardness in ur house
hurricane should supply plenty of water for changes :]
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