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Old 06-27-2013, 02:30 PM   #1
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My power is out.

Power went out, what should I do?
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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We would need to know what type of tank salt water or fresh. What fish you have and how much what is the size of the tank and where you live depending on the temperature
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Surface agitation is going to be a must. Using a pitcher, fill and dump water from the tank to provide oxygen exchange. If the temp starts to rise, freezer bags of ice will help.
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We would need to know what type of tank salt water or fresh. What fish you have and how much what is the size of the tank and where you live depending on the temperature
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IMO there is no real need for details here. It's the cichlid section so one can only assume that this is a freshwater tank and considering the fact that almost everyone who post here has Africans, this is more than likely an African cichlid tank. That being said, keep the temp down as much as possible and agitate the surface.
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Dang Sherlock very observing good eye. You an buy o battery operated pump and air stone to help out a little.
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IMO there is no real need for details here. It's the cichlid section so one can only assume that this is a freshwater tank and considering the fact that almost everyone who post here has Africans, this is more than likely an African cichlid tank. That being said, keep the temp down as much as possible and agitate the surface.
really..?

i was asking for more deets i.e.
whats the tank size,
what the fish count,
what are the size of the fish,
how long has the power been out,
what temp the tank was at when it went out,
what is the temp at now,
etc..

i think we can all safely assume theyre indeed africans and its also a freshwater tank,
those would be the "duh" questions to ask, thats not what i asked him..

just an FYI before you make assumptions on my thought process..

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IMO there is no real need for details here. It's the cichlid section so one can only assume that this is a freshwater tank and considering the fact that almost everyone who post here has Africans, this is more than likely an African cichlid tank. That being said, keep the temp down as much as possible and agitate the surface.
Ha ditto that. Thanks everyone for the advice.
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Dang Sherlock very observing good eye. You an buy o battery operated pump and air stone to help out a little.
i have 2 D-cell operated emergency bubblers i got of fleabay for $8.00ea they come in handy for transportation and tank work that requires the fish to be removed, watch the temp and keep your lights off and agitate like theres no tomorrow (too soon?) lol jk but seriously dont freak, i think petco has battery operated bubblers im not sure.
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really..?

i was asking for more deets i.e.
whats the tank size,
what the fish count,
what are the size of the fish,
how long has the power been out,
what temp the tank was at when it went out,
what is the temp at now,
etc..

i think we can all safely assume theyre indeed africans and its also a freshwater tank,
those would be the "duh" questions to ask, thats not what i asked him..

just an FYI before you make assumptions on my thought process..

I wasn't trying to be rude.....op was in need of quick to the point responses. Any tank, any size, any amount of fish would need the same thing during a power outage. I cannot speak for saltwater as I know nothing about them but the basic agitation and temp control would crucial during the outage.
Sorry if I offended you, it was not my intention.
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