i have had the power out from 8:30am til now 12:54pm
i have had to manually put air in the 5 tanks every 5 mins,
LOL i tell you i feel like i have blown up about 500 balloons, i would say i am a bit light headed,
though i am happy to say other then my light head, the fish got through it,
they are a little stressed but still alive
anyone else had to do this?
I'm not sure I understand putting air in each tank every 5 minutes? Available oxygen wouldn't be used up in that time.
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.
blowing through a hose, they are big tanks and i was told to do it every 5 mins, by the LFS
did i do something wrong?
in a power outage you should do a 50% WC every half hour to keep up the temp. and oxygen levels
i personally have never experienced a power outage, just one last month to fix a plug in, thats it
Yup! I had the same thing happen to me..but you already knew that lol.
It really sucked I wanted to post on here for help but that wasnt exactly possible with the power out and all. I didnt know what to do without the AC lol.
When you manually blow into the tank, you are putting more CO2 in your tank than the available oxygen that would be put in by an air pump.
You might want to stock up on battery powered air pumps for the future.
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I don't know if I agree with that, sounds like alot of work for nothing.
Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
The power can be out for quite awhile before it starts to effect your fish.
I picked up battery opperated air pumps for 7 bucks a piece, and a quilt or heavy blanket does wonders to help keep the heat in. We have lost power in the winter for up to 7 hours with never any losses. I guess we lucked out with no power outages longer than that.
My town has a schedualed power outage comming up in the next few weeks or a month. My funds are extreamly limited the power outage is going to be for 9 hours what can I do without spending much or anything on battery operated things.
Fish are friends NOT food!! ROCK ON!!
We lost power here last summer for 21 hours. I poured out buckets of water and stood on a step stool pouring it back into the tank quickly to oxygenate it some but only about every 5 hours.
Mitcore, you can't blow into your fish tank. The impurities from your own lungs and used up carbon dioxide is just getting tossed to the fish.
I got a little honda generator its a quiet little fish lifesaver (of course though I use it for construction. I couldn't afford to drop 600 on a fish emergency backup plan - i wish i could)
75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
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