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Old 04-14-2012, 10:52 AM   #11 
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Huh, never thought about that, we always have hot water in power outs :s
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #12 
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just paid highschool tuition, like.. broke but ill save my money! XD
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #13 
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I live in south FL and when hurricanes come we can be without power for a month. It's usually pretty hot here, but hurricane season doesn't end until November 30th. I don't really worry about keeping the tank warm, but I do worry about the amount of water changes. The water that will come out of the tap will be freeeeezing, so I'm going to let it sit For 24 hrs and let it become room temperature, then do 2 water changes a week.
But I'm fairly sure natural gas stuff still works. :)
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #14 
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but my fish need aeration
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #15 
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but my fish need aeration
They need heat far more than they need aeration.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #16 
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What fish do you have that need aeration? I would put the heater in first. Unless you live in a tropical area like me, then I wouldn't worry about heat too much. Then again I would probably be plugging in my fridge to a generator before I would be plugging in my fish tanks.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:46 AM   #17 
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lol so true but i will buy a battery bubbler :) and heat, well if in summer no prob in winter i will put the tank by the wood-stove (yeah were so hipster we have a wood-stove)
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #18 
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I've said on a few occasions that I am a fan of sponge filters. They can be bulky and ugly to some people but you can use something like this. (probably need to find one that suits the size of tank you have)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Silent-Air...i_sku=17631383

I am sure there are different brands out there, and you can find one that would last the amount of time you need, or just keep chucking in batteries.

If you are running a sponge filter anyway in your tank with your other filter, the sponge would keep the bacteria healthy until power went back on.

lol guess ya saw this you posted while I was typing ;) either way GL

Last edited by Twilight Storm; 04-14-2012 at 11:49 AM. Reason: post above counters some of what I said ;)
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #19 
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but cnat u just float the cartridge in the water? its usually only out for 2 days and theres a BIT of bacteria on the decor to get the cycle started again afterwards.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:59 AM   #20 
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Not sure about floating the cartridge. I thought the bacteria needed a current?

You got me thinking and I found this article on a chichlid site it is super :D and you may have some pre-filters already in your tank. :D

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/power_failure.php
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