14 hour power outage - No backup -No losses!

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by irshaad, 14 Jul 2009.

  1. irshaad

    irshaad

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    Had quite a night on Sunday.
    The power went out at midnight (entire town) and left me stressing and sleepless!
    I had no backup power, no battery operated pumps, nothing.
    The only thing i could do was take a jug and pick up and pour water from an arms-length up, to try an oxygenate the water. Did this about 10-15 times every hour. The temp dropped to 20deg by 6am.
    I left for work, and left the wife in charge of pouring water :p
    Power only came back on at 2pm , 14 hours later!
    Got home at 6pm fearing the worst, but to my amazement everything was in a decent shape.
    Fish were excited to see me and were swimming around expecting food, corals were deflated as the lights were off the entire time.
    By 10pm, corals were fully opened and fish were swimming along nicely. This morning, all lookd good as well, no heavy breathing or erratic behaviour from fish, and corals looks fine as well.
    I'm planning to do a waterchange tonite, to counter any possible die-off and ammonia spike.. I've also been skimming a bit wet. Anything else i should be doing?
     
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  3. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    Yes, must buy your wife a bunch of ROSES.

    you owe her...(big time):)
     
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    Hi Irshaad! GOOD SHOW on using the most wonderful organ in your body - your brain! This WOULD indeed be the absolute best method of saving your lifestock! Kudo's man.

    The other "easy way" would be to get battery operated airpumps. Please some of these ASAP, just for incase you have issues again. Would save both your and your wife's arms ;)
     
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    Licky bugger. Next time (hopefully not) you can add 40 percent hydrogen peroxide at a dosage of 5ml per 200 litres every four hours to help with oxygenation. It breaks down into water and oxygen which is harmless and all you need to do it mix it in. Also keep an eye on your tank for a few days now, as a lot of worms in the substrate may die from a lack of O2 and you want to remove them before they pollute your water
     
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    Yoh happy to hear that everything is okay...
     
  7. IMarine

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    Hi Irshaad sam sells the hailea uas-12000 ac dc charger thats connected 24/7 to your mains it comes with a air line and a air stone,when your electric is down the air unit switches on in a second and runs for a few good hours and when mains return it switches back off to charge mode and he also has a battery boyuo air pump that i ran for 17 hours and batt was still good,i will say a small investment but realy worth it,and good going it nice to here that you had no loss at all
     
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    Hey bro do you know the cost on this...
     
  9. Jaak

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    Good to hear nothing died...
     
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    i have had no power eighter all day, got a battery air pump, but i am hoping my nano survives
     
  11. irshaad

    irshaad Thread Starter

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    thanks for the advise guys. Will certainly be looking at a few backup items this wknd
    Tank looking surprising more alive after the mishap, anemone opened much more as well as corals. Dont want to live through that again though.
     
  12. riyadhessa

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    Awesome news...:thumbup:
     
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