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Old 09-15-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hurricane Help!! Getting ready for IVAN!!!

Hello all! As I am preparing for hurricane Ivan I am worried about my 60 gallon reef tank. I have purchased a couple battery powered air pumps so that I will have oxygenation in my tank. However, I am concerned about when the power does come back on (hopefully it won't be off for long when it does go out) should I have the pump unplugged? I thought I remember reading somewhere that it was not good for the pump to be off long and then come back on spewing possibly toxic particles into the tank. Is this true? And if so, what should I do about this problem?

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Old 09-15-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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Depending on how long it was off for, it' possible that there could be some hydrogen sulfide built up in low oxygen areas. The obvious solution is to add another air pump to the sump and keep that oxygenated as well. What is most important is that you get out of the area. And quickly, this is not a storm to ride out, there is a good chance that the eye will pass over Pensacola, and even if not, it's going to get the right front quadrant (the worst part of the storm). Hopefully you have already left and do not read this till you are allowed back in the area
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God's speed and best of luck. We will will thinking of everyone out there! Lando
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Ditto... We did not get much in Tallahassee, but Blounstown near us had a few deaths from tornadoes...
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Another Tallahassee resident here wishing you the best. Pensacola was hit very hard and I hope your fishies but especially you made it through the storm safely.
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