Loadshedding

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  1. Maddy

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    Hi guys. How long can a tank survive without electricity before it gets really serious? What is more critical, the lights or flow? I heard this morning my CPU can't be fixed, now Im really stressed with all this loadshedding starting as I don't have another backup yet.:(
     
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  3. Gareth0508

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    Flow is more important than lights. Go to your local pet shop or ask one of the sponsors for a Battery operated pump. Your tank is more likely to lose oxygen (depending on stock levels) than anything else.
    Loadshedding is only about 2 and 1/2 hours I think, and a battery pump would be sufficient for enough surface agitation to keep your tank oxygenated for that period.
     
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    Our electricity has just gone off!!!! :(
     
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    My stock survived since sunday... our eletricity is off and on from as Sunday we are lucky if we have power on for 10 hours up to today!!!! had my PC ups on my tank wich lasted 45min and my livestock is still doing okay... just my regal got whitespot and i threw her into the sump.. hope she makes it!!!
     
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    Hi Buds

    We at the waterfront got an email at 13:04PM stating that the V&A waterfront will not have electricity between 14:00 and 16:30PM and 22:00-to 00:00. less than an hour's notice.

    All our animals had to be placed on closed systems due to this......Load shedding. Thankfully my corals are all closed systems and jellyfish love disgusting organic rich water, so will restart my lab tomorrow.
     
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    @Stanley,
    What was the reason for putting her in the sump?
    Is your sump on a different setup than your DT? If not, It will not help to isolate the whitespot. Your DT will still get infected.
    All he best with the power outages...
     
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    @gissigie I have put her there as i only got her on saturday and was in the dt she had a few spots, I don not know if it is the ozone that is on the skimmer which is closest to where the regal is as i do not see any more spots one or two on the forehead the rest looks clear I have checked a couple of times if I am not imagining it and seams to clear now I am going to leave her there for two weeks or so..
     
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    dropped her in the sump round about sunday night with all the power outages
     
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    Thanks MaximusZA. I bought 2 battery operated air pumps yesterday. Needless to say when I got home after racing around in a panic, the power was on again. Anyway, now I have them. This should be okay for their oxygen? What I'm more worried about is my nennie. Are they alright with just oxygen or do they need flow etc as well?
     
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    What also works is to get a jug and manually take the water and "pour" it in the tank to get the gas exchange a little better... i also use a whisk to get the water well oxyginated even with a battery operated pump as i have high stock levels.
     
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    I was told to use a air stone
     
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    I was told to use a air stone, but do they actually work?
     
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    Yea they help introduce o2 into the water thus preventing ph drops. And provide some water movement. Best investment for loadsheading. Get a battery operated pump. Mine lasts a few days.
     
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    power been off at home since 8h30 this morning...im not looking forward to getting home later..called home and they say the fish looking fine..im worried bout the sps tho:(
     
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