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  1. Dane G

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    Hey guys our powers out in the Athlone area and I don't have any battery pumps, my tank is a 68L boyu stock includes

    2 true Percula Clowns
    1 Red Mandrin
    1 Argyi dwarf angel
    2 Pajama Cardinals
    1 Purple FireFish
    1 peppermint shrimp
    Various softies and LPS

    How long can the tank last without flow or air pumps??
    Also my brine shrimp cultures are without any air pumps
     
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    don't stress too much, but you can pick up a gennie by me if it turns dire !
     
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    Thanks man! I have to leave for work in about two hours so will monitor closely
     
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    ok let me know, hopefully not out too long !
     
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    Wen I had power outages my tank was fine which was for roughly six hours but once the power was off for nearly twelve hours which stressed my anemone so much that it gave in and wiped out nealy half my tank:(. But I think you should be fine just check up from time to time
     
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    Your artemia (brine shrimp) will be just fine as they use minimal amounts of oxygen, i have kept a fairly dense amount of newly hatched, in a 500ml coke bottle for 3 days without any form of airation and only had minimal loss. As for the tank it depends on how quick the oxygen is used up, i recently lost 5 fish in my 30ltr QT to a 6 hour powerfailure while i was on holiday, so just monitor the fish for any signs of abnormally heavy breathing if you can.
     
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    If you want y not use a bucket or drum fill it with water take like 10-15l from da tank out and let it siphon into the tank slowly. Will give some oxygen to the tank if its gona be out long
     
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    thanks for the advice guys, shook some water up and hooked up a slow siphone so atleast there be some movement for a bit, the problem is im not at home so cant monitor the fish anymore till tomorrow morning :(:(:(
     
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    just got news from home power came back on at 04:00am, fish all fine everythings working again thanks everyone

    and Andre@reefaquatics dude thanks for the offer of the gennie, chat soon :peroni::thumbup:
     
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    :) good to hear
     
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    nice man.
     
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