Originally Posted by stingrays4
Hi that is an amazing story
Did you actually do anything to the tank whilst the power was off? Such as water changes wrap the tank in a blanket or used an battery air pump? Also would you regard your tank as well understocked? Also did you feed your fish during the power outage? Hope you don't mind me asking as it may help others to know what you did in case they have a power outage.
Great questions! I did cover them in a blanket for two reason's, 1) to help temperatures as much as possible (doubt it worked since it dropped to 60 at night) but to also try and prevent as much evaporation as possible since I didn't want to top off directly to the tank without the power heads operating. Thus another reason I didn't do any water changes. I also didn't feed since my fish go into hiding during darkness. I didn't want the food to sit and rot and cause an ammonia spike. If I had a battery air pump, I would have used it but in this case I didn't. And as far as over or understocked, I would say it is probably understocked for the Bio load but over stocked since my tank isn't large enough for the fish I have. At least once they grow anyway. It is only a 55 gallon. So in all, the only thing I did do to the tank was try and raise the heat as much as possible during the day by opening window curtains and covering it at night to prevent much of a drop in temps.