Power outage...

Discussion in 'Resources' started by Klems, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Just lost power and don't have a battery backup setup....if I just manually move the water in the tank for a few minutes every ten or so minutes will that be ok? What else can / should I do?
  2. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    If it’s only a couple hours, it shouldn’t be much of an issue. Yes, manually stirring is a good idea. After a few hours the temp can drop and oxygen levels can decrease. I have had it go out many times for several hours without incident. Although I now have a large (VERY LOUD) generator that will run the entire tank. It has come in handy a few times with overnight outages. My neighbors would probably disagree though. :(

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  3. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    OK...good to know.....in the Bay area we seldom have any power outages....let alone lengthy ones...
  4. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Yep, just stir vigorously once in awhile (chop up some water for air maybe). But you would probably be fine even if you didn't get to it.

    I got an IceCap battery backup for my gyre, which runs it at 30% power on a power outage. Funny thing is, I normally run it at 20% power. These things are fairly inexpensive, and help out in the even of a longer blackout.

    @Kmooresf: what generator do you have? I want a generator just in case.
  5. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    i have two of those just in case there are no water movement in my tanks

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  6. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Oh yes! those are great.
  7. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Grab a straw and blow bubbles? Gotta break the water surface, so splash the surface more than stirring the deeper waters. I have one of those battery air pumps too, as well as eco tech battery backup on my mp40s.

    Good luck. Hope power comes back soon.

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  8. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

    Just remember. Tide pools go hours with no movement and the critters survive.

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  9. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    That’s because they have wind outside to break the surface

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  10. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    If you blow bubbles, dont you raise co2 and send your ph plummeting???
  11. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Power came back on around 2:45 pm....all livestock and coral are doing fine...
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