So an ice storm in late April!!! has cause power outages all over the place and I’m going nuts over my tanks. The descriptions and occupants of each are updated in my profile or whatever (or will be in a moment when I add the new residents of the 5 gallon QT right after I post this) so you can check that to give me any specific info I need to know to make sure everyone stays alive and happy. Right now all the tanks are wrapped in multiple layers of blankets and are getting extra warm, tho within reason (don’t want scalding!) water replacements when the thermometers get to low for my taste. Normally the auto heaters is the 5 and 30gal tanks keep them at around 76-78 degrees F and everyone seems happy and healthy (except one fish that seems to be having an issue that I’ll have to address in a different thread but isn’t related to the temp I’m pretty sure anyways...) and the 10gal shrimp tank, that also has three Otos in it, is set at about 81°F which everyone seems happy with as well. I’ve read so many different “typical ranges” for what temps the both the Otos and the Shrimp like to live in as well as what seems to make them breed as well, that I am not really sure at all what is acceptable and will be ok for them. I can only say that thus far these temps have worked for all my tanks and is the first time I have seen successful breeding happening with my shrimp and possibly even have an impregnated Oto (or two as one in the 30gal is either just fat or possibly pregnant but I don’t feel as confident that any fry will result from that pregnancy as their are fish that will eat eggs and fry where in the other tank it’s only shrimp and Otos so they should be much safer if there is a pregnancy) even which I hope will yield some Oto fry for us soon. First tho I have to get thru this power outage! What more can I do besides have blankets wrapped around and adding hot water? I’m worried about the lack of circulation and introduction of oxygen and not having the filters running and what might happen to the bioload, tho I have been adding some warm water into the filters a little each time so that hopefully not all the bioload will die. We also have the fish room (aka our living room lol) closed off with blankets for curtains across the doorways so that all the heat stays as much as possible in the space with the tanks. Finally getting an indoor propane heater going in the room which will hopefully cut down the amount of hot water that needs to be added all the time so I can get some sleep without waking up every couple hours (alarm or not) freaked out that the fish and especially the week old shrimp fry are going to freeze to death! It’s so much easier (usually) to keep hot things colder than cold things hotter! What all/more can I do?!?!?!