I just had to post this. My tank had finally stabilized and completely cycled. Then, I hear on the news that Florence is on her way to NC, where I live. It didn't look good; we have a pond in the back ad a pond in the front of our apartment building. The pond in the back is approximately 25 feet from our back patio. My son, who lives in Maryland called and insisted we come to his house in MD until the storm was over, We packed our bags, and put all the furniture we could up on chairs and other high places. We took our dog, of course, but I was so upset that I had to leave my fish tank, but there was nothing I could do about it. I have a pet sitter, who normally takes care of my dog when we are away for a day trip. I contacted her and arranged for her to come every 2 days to feed and check on the fish. We did lose power for 12 hours, but the fish seemed to have done well, despite that. I asked her also to put Prime in the tank when she came, since we were gone for 10 days. I had her leave the light off, since I didn't want to subject them to light 24 hours a day. I just wanted to share this, since I am so very happy that all went well for my fish. We have been home for two days, and they all seem just fine...some may say I was silly to worry because they are "just fish", but I knew you all would understand.