Aquarium Setup • No power since tuesday 3pm

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No power since tuesday 3pm

Postby znk » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:59 am

Might have power back before tomorrow night(friday).

Luckily my 75 gallon mbuna tank isnt overstocked anymore. Just sold 3/4 of the fish a couple of weeks ago to make place for new species.
So basicaly I have a 75 with cichlids a 77 with rainbows and a 25 growout tank.
The water turned couldy. The temp is a bit low....and I would guess the bacteria in the filters is dead. I have no more hot water and dont realy have a place where I could let water warm up for a water change.

What should I expect.
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Postby kewlkatdady » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:41 pm

your bacteria in your filters is prolly fine as long as it is still wet...

I was without power for 3 days with and over crowded 125 and I lost one fish, but I don't think it was due to this...

do a water change if possible other than that...

good luck and hope for the best...
do your neighbor have power? if so, get and extension cord.
125 Tang tank
9-Cyathopharynx foai (Sibwesa)
8-Enantiopus sp. "Kilesa"
12- Xenotilapia bathyphilus (Zaire Blue)
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Postby ridley25 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:12 pm

Can you boil water on a gas stove or BBQ and mix with cold water to get in the right temperature range?
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Postby znk » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:24 pm

The BBQ might be an option.
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