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Old 06-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #21
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Maybe you can try exchanging water between tanks a small amount at a time?
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:38 AM   #22
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Maybe you can try exchanging water between tanks a small amount at a time?
That's a great idea! Switch out oxygenated water for depleted water!
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #23
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That's a great idea! Switch out oxygenated water for depleted water!
Great idea but impossible for me to do it by myself in the dark, already tried. The risk of me losing water to a spill is high also. That and im very hesitant against transferring any foreign water. If it became necessary then i would do it but hasn't gotten their yet. I think that would wear me out.

It could be 4 days and i have to sleep sometime, this whole mess is already taking a toll on me.

Oh and did i mention more storms on the way? By tonight it looks like. These tanks aint going down without a fight. Now if a tree lands on my generator im probably gonna loose my mind.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:49 AM   #24
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Hang in there Schism...Safe to say, we're all behind you, even if only in spirit.
Wish you and your family ( tanks included, course ), the best of luck, getting through this situation.
I never did get a generator yet and with hurricane season here, and reading about your plight, it's really moved up the priority list!! Been lucky for 8 years, and I feel like I'm pushing my luck. I better find one soon.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #25
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Hang in there Schism...Safe to say, we're all behind you, even if only in spirit.
Wish you and your family ( tanks included, course ), the best of luck, getting through this situation.
I never did get a generator yet and with hurricane season here, and reading about your plight, it's really moved up the priority list!! Been lucky for 8 years, and I feel like I'm pushing my luck. I better find one soon.
Yep 8 years its been for me and luck ran out yesterday lol.

Thanks for the supports guys. Well its mid day and so far no heat issue. No ice even needed yet. Have been running the generator hour on hour off.

Got some horrible news tho. According to AEP's website the outage for my area is an estimated 5-7 days!!!!!!!!!

Wow, i dont even know if i can keep myself alive and happy for 7 days let alone my fish and corals. If everything makes it i will be amazed. Im gonna need to turn on the halides at least a few times in 7 days, any suggestion on how long a photoperiod? Was thinking of possibly running the halide at night to keep everything happy and cut down on problems with the daytime heat.
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Wow sorry man, this is such a bummer. Im so bummed for you, and wish you all the luck i can!!!

I would do 6-8 hours at night for the lights. Great idea, those halides will only make the tank hotter!

In the day, do you have a little clip on fan? Or even a stationary one? Open up the lid and agitate the water with the air to cool it if you can! Just keep on reusing those bags of ice too.

All the best of luck man:/
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Wow sorry man, this is such a bummer. Im so bummed for you, and wish you all the luck i can!!!

I would do 6-8 hours at night for the lights. Great idea, those halides will only make the tank hotter!

In the day, do you have a little clip on fan? Or even a stationary one? Open up the lid and agitate the water with the air to cool it if you can! Just keep on reusing those bags of ice too.

All the best of luck man:/
Yes i do have a large fan actually parked in front of the tank running off the generator. Havnt had to use the ice yet and it should start cooking off in 4 hours or so, so im optimistic about that.

The lows at night should be cool enough to keep the tank cool with the halides running. If not ill keep them on as long as i can up to 6-8 hours.

Tank temp is currently 79.0F and stable. Tank downstairs is cooler at about 76-77F so ok there so far.
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Well its been 24hrs now, all is still well. Actually just seen a huge bristleworm in the basement tank, kinda startled me. But livestock is all still a live and counted for.

Also gramma is in a slow steady breathing pattern, no sign of problems yet. Thankfully the tank downstairs is only has 2-3 small frags from the main tank so im not too worried if i lose those.

Over 500,000 people in the state of Ohio are without power with over 300 downed lines and distribution circuits. The storm that rolled through had winds in excess of 80mph. So basically a small hurricane in the middle of Ohio. Damage so far is estimated by AEP to exceed damages from hurricane Ike in 2008.

If you cant tell im bored lol.
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Yeah, great idea to run the lights at night. I think even 3-4 hours would be sufficient. There's plenty of cloudy and stormy days in the tropics too, sometimes lasting a week! Even a few hours would keep them in stasis. I'm sure your not worried about growth at this point. With the factors of gas, and heat created, just a few hours might be a more cost/risk effective option.
Anyway, just my .02!!
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Yeah, great idea to run the lights at night. I think even 3-4 hours would be sufficient. There's plenty of cloudy and stormy days in the tropics too, sometimes lasting a week! Even a few hours would keep them in stasis. I'm sure your not worried about growth at this point. With the factors of gas, and heat created, just a few hours might be a more cost/risk effective option.
Anyway, just my .02!!
Thanks, that pretty much what i plan to do. And yeah with a prospect of 7 days of this growth is far from my mind. I just wanna get everything through a live. That will be tough enough.

Im sure an hour on hour off will effect things over 7 days so that kinda has be worried too. May need to whip up some saltwater tom and do a partial change with both tanks. Today is my day for weekly water changes so i dont wanna let fall behind either. Im concerned for the sps with the constant changes happening, but so far they seem to be doing well.

Ill know better tonight when i get the lights on them and see how they are reacting.
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