Recently I was reminded that hurricanes still exist, and in the chance that I have to deal with one again im not sure what I will need to keep my fish safe.
Now im not talking safe as in hurricane shutters around the fish tank :P but more along the lines of keeping the tank going. My major question is what can I do in the event of a power outage to keep the tank inhabitable? The last time we had to deal with hurricanes was in 2004 if I remember correctly, and we were without power for a little over two months, and when we loose power we loose water (we are on a well). In the event of a storm how long can the bio media (K1) survive without the tanks running? Im more concerned about the big tank (40G) since all the filtration resides in a sump (20G) and I wouldn't want the beneficial bacteria to die off. The other issue is cooling the tanks because I know without power it will get nice and toasty here in FL real quick. I was thinking a metered amount of ice cubes in a plastic bag put in the tank. Does anyone have any better ideas? Just looking to be prepared :)