Power outage!!! emergency

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hello everyone!!! i need some help, i have had fish for abt a year and only had the power go out briefly one other time, but this time the power still hasnt come on, it has been at least 8 hrs. worst comes to worst i will transfer the tanks to my grandpas house but thats a pain bc i have multiple tanks that r above 10 gallons. along with a ton of schooling fish and shrimp. how should i deal with this poweroutage? oh, another thing to note is that i m going away for two days tmrw so i dont know what to do. please help!!!
 

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idkausernamesoyeah said:
hello everyone!!! i need some help, i have had fish for abt a year and only had the power go out briefly one other time, but this time the power still hasnt come on, it has been at least 8 hrs. worst comes to worst i will transfer the tanks to my grandpas house but thats a pain bc i have multiple tanks that r above 10 gallons. along with a ton of schooling fish and shrimp. how should i deal with this poweroutage? oh, another thing to note is that i m going away for two days tmrw so i dont know what to do. please help!!!
I would say you would be fine. If anyonee else is there. I would jusst assk them to put in a water bottle with hot watere to warm up the tank. 2 days with no feeding should be efine for the fish. gl
 
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FishBoy101 said:
I would say you would be fine. If anyonee else is there. I would jusst assk them to put in a water bottle with hot watere to warm up the tank. 2 days with no feeding should be efine for the fish. gl
thanks so much! my shrimp tank noe that im thinking would be ok at room temp, and i only feed once every two days anyways. i have two tanks tho that have to be around 80 bc i have bettas and some schooling fish, they can feed them im just worried abt the temp
 

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idkausernamesoyeah said:
thanks so much! my shrimp tank noe that im thinking would be ok at room temp, and i only feed once every two days anyways. i have two tanks tho that have to be around 80 bc i have bettas and some schooling fish, they can feed them im just worried abt the temp
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I have had 2 power outages this summer, the longest was 4 days and 3 nights, the temp in my tropical tanks dropped 10 degrees. The fish are fine. Had a power outage in the winter, 3-4 nights, the temp dropped from 79 to 68 and no casualties.
If someone is home, it is a good idea to scoop tank water in a cup and pour it back in creating a little bit of a splash to aerate the water. I did not remember to do this the first time the power went out and the fish were still fine. But if you have a large amount of fish in the tank, oxygen runs out faster.
fish can go for 2 weeks without food, 2 days is nothing.
Moving the tanks would be more dangerous then waiting for the power to come back.
 

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When we had a 24 hour power outage i lost 3 sterbai and a gold ram :(

Noroomforshoe said:
I have had 2 power outages this summer, the longest was 4 days and 3 nights, the temp in my tropical tanks dropped 10 degrees. The fish are fine. Had a power outage in the winter, 3-4 nights, the temp dropped from 79 to 68 and no casualties.
If someone is home, it is a good idea to scoop tank water in a cup and pour it back in creating a little bit of a splash to aerate the water. I did not remember to do this the first time the power went out and the fish were still fine. But if you have a large amount of fish in the tank, oxygen runs out faster.
fish can go for 2 weeks without food, 2 days is nothing.
Moving the tanks would be more dangerous then waiting for the power to come back.
 

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jake37 said:
When we had a 24 hour power outage i lost 3 sterbai and a gold ram :(
So sorry, that is really sad! Do you have a battery operated air pump? maybey that could help in the future. and towels, lots of towels and or newspaper around the tank to keep it warm.
 

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Rap the tanks in blankets and towels. That's what I do when the power goes out and it really helps keep the temps up for a good deal longer. Also, if you really need to, you can heat some water up in a kettle over a wood stove or fire place, then slowly trickle it into then tank to keep the temperture up.
 

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