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Old 02-09-2013, 11:17 AM   #61
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SPonges are not from high nutrients. They are harmless filter feeders.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:05 AM   #62
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Well I am in my first power outage since starting my tank. I was not prepared for this. I got home from work and this is not what I wanted to come home to. I don't have any overflow or anything but don't want to loose anything. My room should stay above 70 from the gas fire place so maybe 5 degrees below normal. I'm more concerned about now flow. I stirred for a while but now it's time for bed. The power company said it should be on in 5 hours. Will my tank be ok? I'll post in the morning I guess.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:17 AM   #63
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I wouldnt get your hopes up too high, id invest in a nautulis power pack from canadian tire or hd. I can run my whole tank off thag for two days! Including lights. I wouldnt be worried about flow... Id be worried about oxygen exchange. 12 hrs with no exhange will result in some stress and possibly a loss
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Just came on. All three fish are out and swimming. All three shrimp are out as well and My coral looks alright. The only death I see so far is my amphipods in my fuge and a pineapple sponge that is falling apart. I am hoping they all pull out of this with minimal stress.
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Good stuff. Try to remove some of the dead decaying matter as well. To prevent nutrient build up and a possible spike
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #66
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I will definitely go a 20% water Chang this weekend. Any other advice? My coral beauty seems a bit stressed, he is sticking pretty close to my rocks. My corals are opening up nicely and my CUC is going crazy.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #67
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Do a water change asap, and try to increase oxygen and gas exchange at the surface, point a powerhead towars rhe surdace is the beauty breathing normal?
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #68
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Yeah they are all breathing normal. And he started to swim out in the open again just like normal. The tank looks just like it did yesterday. I stirred the water at 1 last night and at 6:30 this morning. My temperature only dropped from 77 to 72 and is on its way back up gradually. I won't be able to get a water change don't today, I'm gonna try for tomorrow. I have some good surface agitation so I hope that helps. I opened up my cover more than usual to try and help. How long does it take for oxygen to come back up? I do have chaeto in my fuge so that should help I think.
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Just subscribed to this thread I am a newbie and will take examples from you lol nice tank btw. Sorry for your lights out!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:41 PM   #70
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Should take about double if not a bit less the time the power was out, just be carefull that nothing has formed.. Aka diseases or nuisance algae.. Stagnant water is a blooming ground for bacteria. As long as things are looking like they are returning to normal i say when your temp is fine, run all your tests to check your levels as well! Good luck
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