Load Shedding Issues

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by ziguri, 5 Dec 2014.

  1. ziguri

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    So, we are getting power cuts for up to 4 hours a day. When im home, im able to stir the water up a bit etc, but i have no control when im at work etc.

    My fish seemed to have been living healthily through the power cuts. However, this morning when i switched the lights on, both my triggerfish were extremely skittish, as well as my foxface. I went home during lunch to check up on them and the triggers were still skittish. Hiding almost all the time and seeming very scared every time i walk into the room. The foxface seemed a bit better, but the coral beauty also seeming a little skittish. Other fish are a bit better, but the chromis are hiding and the clowns just swimming near a piece of live rock. Goby, mandarin and damsel seem 100%.

    So my question is, what would cause the sudden change in behaviour? could it be the times the lights have been on etc changing, or something worse? I had time to quickly test ammonia and nitrate and they are in order.

    On a side note, what should i be checking for and what are some of the best practices i should be following to deal with these load shedding incidents?

    Any help is appreciated, thanks
     
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  3. RiaanP

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    At worst. Maybe check for whitespot.

    If the lights go out suddenly, they will get a freight, but should overcome it within 10 minutes.
     
  4. ziguri

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    Ive looked for WS, but see no signs. The triggers have been spooked since the morning.. and they didnt calm down by the afternoon when i saw them again. One of the triggers was darting towards the surface and then darting back down into its cave every time i walked to looked into the tank. Hopefully they will calm down again.

    Btw, just after i left the house, the lights tripped again and i only had the garage remote lol.. so i got locked out of the house and couldnt go back in to check on them.. fingers crossed.
     
  5. seank

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    I am sooooo over the long periods of load shedding lately.... Even my fake corals are taking strain... :whistling:
     
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