How to save plants when there is a week long power outtage?

Chiasmodon

My country is prone to very powerful thunderstorms and typhoons.. there is another 1-week power outage and most of my plants died in the tank especially those plants that need more light. guys, can you share any ideas on how to save them without causing any damage?
 

BigManAquatics

I would get a generator if it is an option. Why do they die when power is out? Lack of light?
 

georgelee1000

What plant do you have. Some hardy plant may survive. But if you want everything to thrive and survive, I would look into a power generator.

plus is there any fish? How about your filter and heater?
 

Chiasmodon

I would get a generator if it is an option. Why do they die when power is out? Lack of light?
yes.. they died because there is no light. the generator is too expensive to afford. Im now thinking of buying Anubias and Java ferns that can survive without light for a week and they can be easily be placed in another container outside my home because they don't need substrates.
What plant do you have. Some hardy plant may survive. But if you want everything to thrive and survive, I would look into a power generator.

plus is there any fish? How about your filter and heater?
I placed my fish in my pond and they are doing well.. I mostly keep plants that need powerful light and it was a mistake to keep them.. now im thinking of buying more java fern, java moss, sagitaria, crypts, and anubias
 

BigManAquatics

Is the tank of a size that you could drain some of it and move it temporarily near a window to help with the light? Granted, might cause an alge bloom...but still.
 

Chiasmodon

Is the tank of a size that you could drain some of it and move it temporarily near a window to help with the light? Granted, might cause an alge bloom...but still.
ooh good idea, I will do this when another week-long power outage happens.. but my tank is really big, its 2 ft high and 3 ft long.. but I guess my father can help me move it.
 

BigManAquatics

ooh good idea, I will do this when another week-long power outage happens.. but my tank is really big, its 2 ft high and 3 ft long.. but I guess my father can help me move it.
Well...don't hurt yourself! That is a load to move even with just substrate.
 

Chiasmodon

Well...don't hurt yourself! That is a load to move even with just substrate.
I agree. the substrate is mostly densely packed sand with water in it.. so ye, it will be very heavy.. but If that's the case, ill just drain the tank 50%. or 75% so its more safer and easier to move.
 

Fisch

yes.. they died because there is no light. the generator is too expensive to afford. Im now thinking of buying Anubias and Java ferns that can survive without light for a week and they can be easily be placed in another container outside my home because they don't need substrates.

I placed my fish in my pond and they are doing well.. I mostly keep plants that need powerful light and it was a mistake to keep them.. now im thinking of buying more java fern, java moss, sagitaria, crypts, and anubias
Swords should survive pretty easy for a week without much light, as well as a lot of stem plants. Water wisteria is hardy, floaters will make it as well. There are more options out there. Do you use CO2?
 

KartoKartofel

Probably dumb advice, but what about a flashlight?
 

Revan

Probably dumb advice, but what about a flashlight?
That might work if the OP has a decent battery for the flashlight, but I think that might be a bit budgety. I'm not sure, so I don't know... It's not that bad of advice though. If you can find a battery for it, it could work!
 

Chiasmodon

Swords should survive pretty easy for a week without much light, as well as a lot of stem plants. Water wisteria is hardy, floaters will make it as well. There are more options out there. Do you use CO2?
no. I have a sword and wisteria and they are still alive
Probably dumb advice, but what about a flashlight?
..I don't have a flashlight with enough power to produce enough light for the plants and it's hard to find a flashlight with watts higher than 15 watts here.
 

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