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Old 10-22-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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I found out today that the office will be w/o power from Friday night thru to Monday early morning (but I bet it will be late morning - early afternoon).

2 + days, Can my tank survive that long w/o power?

The tank rundown is below...

I was thinking If I could get a generator;
run the main filter pump, protein skimmer and the heater/chiller.

Leave off all the lights and the nano pumps.

29Gal Bio-Cube SW:

BioCube 29
Sapphire Aquatics Protein Skimmer
Pacific Micro Heater/Chiller
2 Koralia Nano 240gph pumps (For Flow)
2 - 36w - 10000K CF Lights
2 - 36w - Actinic CF Lights

Current Inhabitants:
(1) Gold Stripe Maroon Clown
(1) Firefish Goby
(1) Flame Angel
(2) Neon Goby
(1) Orange Linckia Star
(5) Turbo Snails, (2) Stomatella varia, (7) Nassarius, (2) tiny-turbos, (4) tiny Cerith, (1) Queen Conch, (2) Nerite, (1) Abalone
(1) Scarlet Red Hermit Crab, ( 11 ) Blue Legged Hermit Crab, (5) Orange Legged Hemit Crab,
(3) Fire (Blood) Shrimp
(1) Hawaian Feather Duster
(1) CoCo Tube Worm

25lbs LR
"xmas tree" rock
Trumpet Coral
Bubble Coral
Blue Shrooms
Button Polyps
Green Star Polyps
Open Folded Brain Coral
Clove Coral
Small Bubble Tip Anemone

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You should be OK without the lights. The main think you need is water circulation esp some surface aggitation to aerate the tank. Heater or chiller will depend on how hot or cold it will get without the power.

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I know that my floor of the office building gets into the 90s on weekends. Doesn't matter if it's only in the 50's or 60's outside.
You should check to make sure that temperature will not be problem or you will need to keep the heater/chiller on power too.
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