How do you save a tank when power goes out
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walmart,gander mountain,or just about any store that has fishing stuff,n ive had a community tank without a heater 4 like a year n it stayed about 75 degrees but with aheated house,or if power goes out but u have a gas stove u could always boil n add warm water peroidicaly,plus water changes add oxygen to water.i do have a battery powered bubbler 4 minnow bucket it was $20 at walmart,but most houses have gas water heaters so even adding warm tap should help? unless its a saltwater tank then i dont know but if this happens to u GOOD LUCK hope all goes well.
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I had a 4 day power outage and i bought 2 100w car adapters. Of course i couldn't keep my cars running at all times so i did an hour on and an hour off. It was enough to run a couple of powerheads. For heat, i used a propane flame to heat water and would pull water out, heat it, and return it. All my coral survived and most fish. My coral beauty was stressed and did not pull through... RIP. I was one day away from renting a generator but then the power kicked back on.
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