I don't think it would be THAT bad. Lol. I've done a complete rescape that included adding sand substrate to my 55g. Of course we're looking a a whole new level with this one.

I've just had a discussion with my husband, and we've made the decision to not get Discus until we have a generator. From what we've heard from our neighbors, the electric goes off often, and for long periods of time up here. . .

Soooooooooooooo, it seem that a generator will be necessary unless I don't mind a bunch of dead fish every few months.