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Hi Guys,

I just got an email from Vector, for a power outage, at my place, over 2 days

I'm just a little worried about my tanks, why winter! WHY WHY!, I'm just hoping it's not too cold on these days... I'm in Auckland, house doesn't get too cool, 

Tanks are 750l Acrylic & 100 litre Glass 

750l, contains, 150+ Zebra Danios, Emperor Tetras, Kissing Gourami's, Whiptail cats

100l contain  25+ Corys

Questions, how do I keep the tanks warm, (I'm just hoping for a warmish couple of days?) 

I don't have a fire place or anything, should I get a generator in? run the filters/heaters on that?

wrap the tanks up in blankets? our shouldn't worrie?

Outage Date(s) Monday 30 July 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm AND Tuesday 31 July 2018, 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm




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Acrylic should retain heat well

Put some ploystyrene around tanks to retain heat and if at home give them a stir up of the water every hour or so especially if fish load is high

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I wouldn't worry about heat too much  It probably will only cool a few degrees over a whole day, nothing to worry about.   But you can throw some blankets over them if really worried.  I'd be more worried about the filters.  Probably give them a quick clean and drop the media in the tank would be the easiest to keep the media alive.  Stir up the water every once ina  while like livingart says.

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