06-21-2008, 07:25 PM #1
Vacation - Temps will kill live rock correct? Will it regrow?
We're going on vacation for a week and the temps are going to be hitting 97F inside the room. Not much we can do about that and we don't really want to spend a lot of money on a chiller unit since it's just a small nanocube.
Right now we just have live rock inside the tank (I told her not to get it, but she insisted). The temps should kill whatever is on it. I read here that the stuff regrows? So how long before the live rock becomes "live" again? Will everything be ok?
06-21-2008, 09:09 PM #2
97! Well I don't know SW but 97 I would think to kill everything.8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
06-21-2008, 09:35 PM #3
Maybe try a few things to keep the room cool. Put aluminium foil on the windows to reflect sun light and keep the doors open so there is more air volume to heat up. I'm not sure if things will grow back if it gets that hot.
06-21-2008, 09:40 PM #4
in that heat, im sure there will be a lot of die off
06-21-2008, 09:48 PM #5
don't forge though that the water temp itself will be cooler than air temp of your room. I would leave the heaters (in-tank ones) off while your away. You will most likely have some die-off. The only negative impact of this is that it will extend your cycling period
06-22-2008, 01:34 AM #6
Place a fan blowing on the tank if at all possible.New chatroom!