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Old 01-04-2017, 08:17 PM   #11
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I lived in an apartment that was actually a porch... $250 per month, I was in undergrad, whatevs. The landlord decided that, since we were students, he could turn the heat off over Christmas break. Except I had a job (so I was there) and a 5 gallon tank. It froze. The fish didn't make it, but the fire belly newt was fine when it thawed.

I hope you're doing alright.
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Fish can be surprisingly resilient to low temps, and it sounds like you're doing the right things to protect them. At least this is more likely recoverable from than a heater that gets stuck on. When you do get the heating restored, be sure to bring them back up to normal gradually, to avoid additional stress, then watch them for signs of illness.

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Old 01-05-2017, 01:42 AM   #13
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How do you recommend bringing them back up to temp gradually? Tank is maintaining at 24 now so not too bad still within the ranges for for all the fish but its usually 2 degrees warmer and I don't want to shock them.
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2 degrees even C. is not a real big deal.
Just let the tank catch up on its own.
Looks like you have some nice and 'hardy' fish...Most mollies and angels are pretty strong fish...
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:17 AM   #15
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Thanks! Central heating guy there now

Is someone I know and asked if could feed my fish as they had all come to top when he approached (manipulative devils)

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Old 01-05-2017, 07:42 AM   #16
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I lived in an apartment that was actually a porch... $250 per month, I was in undergrad, whatevs. The landlord decided that, since we were students, he could turn the heat off over Christmas break. Except I had a job (so I was there) and a 5 gallon tank. It froze. The fish didn't make it, but the fire belly newt was fine when it thawed.

I hope you're doing alright.
Oh no student landlords are a different breed, poor fishies
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How do you recommend bringing them back up to temp gradually? Tank is maintaining at 24 now so not too bad still within the ranges for for all the fish but its usually 2 degrees warmer and I don't want to shock them.
If you're within 2 degrees already. I wouldn't worry.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:32 PM   #18
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Thanks all! All back to normal now and all fish seem no worse for wear

Glad it didn't get much cooler than it did or that I don't have your GBRs in there CB
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I fear power outages in NY! Or furnace issues that I can't fix...
I have generator on stand by though just in case...
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