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Old 11-02-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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power outage = dead fish

I live in Springfield, ma and we are without electricity since 10/29/2011. All my Fish and corals are now dead, how do I start over? Do I dump all my water and cycle the tank like new?
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Man,thats awful news ,sorry to hear it..That storm just went east of my area..We only got 4 inches or so
I would start fresh
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:45 PM   #3
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I live in Springfield, ma and we are without electricity since 10/29/2011. All my Fish and corals are now dead, how do I start over? Do I dump all my water and cycle the tank like new?
Wow i am so sorry. Thats terrible! Im guessing your investing in a generator now...
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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Definately getting a generator.....or feels hard to have to restart my tank
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:14 AM   #5
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That sucks. I live in MA also had losses. I would start fresh also, sucks but its the best way to do it. Also, I'm not sure what the LFS situation is in springfield, and its a little bit of a ride but krystal clear aquatics in auburn has been pretty good to me. When you're all setup or ready to start again you might want to take the ride.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:08 PM   #6
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They were frozen to death

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Wow, that sucks. I got mine out just in time. That's a sad bucket right there.
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I feel for you, i'm from Boston and heard about Springfield having a really hard time. That's terrible and I'm sorry it happened to you.
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I'm wondering, since it was cold-related and not a disease, if you could at least keep the filter media or some of the substrate to jump-start the next cycle...
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I'm wondering, since it was cold-related and not a disease, if you could at least keep the filter media or some of the substrate to jump-start the next cycle...
That's what's going on in my tank as we speak haha. I'm just hoping that some of the bacteria survived so its a mini cycle instead of starting from scratch.
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