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Old 10-28-2012, 05:48 PM   #1 
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Loss of power

Hey guys, as you may know there's a huge hurricane coming which could mean loss of power for me in the near future. I'm nervous for how this will affect the heating of my tank because we don't have a generator. Do you think they will be okay? not just betas. in my other tank i have 2 cories and a gorami. if not (it gets pretty chilly) does anyone have any suggestions for how to heat the tank without power? Will it be bad if the heaters are in the water when the power goes off?
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:18 PM   #2 
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Me too I plan to hug my tanks and put blankets on them.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #3 
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Hahaha I don't know what to do! Anyways, stay safe!
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #4 
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Wrap blankets around the tanks to help keep the heat in. Don't open them besides for very light feedings/water changes (If you can) Wate changes should be done, if you have water that is the same in temperature, or a very small amount of water.

Stay safe!
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #5 
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I'm in NYC. :P subways have already shut down :( I hope the gas stoves will still work. of they do I can use them to het the house up in the case of a power loss
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #6 
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Yep...Hurricane Sandy's right around the corner and I'm hoping Rubin will be okay.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:30 PM   #7 
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Alright thanks everyone! Stay safe! I'm wrapping up the tanks now :)
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #8 
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If you have a hot water bottle you can boil water now and if the power goes out put the hot water bottle wrapped in a towel beside the tank.

Just be sure to watch your thermometer.

Also, stire the water every 2 hours or so to get oxygen into it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #9 
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Betta don't need oxygen in the water since they can breathe from the surface. It's better to keep the tank wrapped and keep the heat in. Also, don't feed the fish anything until the power comes back on.
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