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LOST POWER IN NY - Need Suggestions

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Hey All,

so I lost total power at about 3:30 EST and within 30 mins had a portable air pump into the tank... My question is this. If I siphon out 5 gallons of water from the display tank every hour or so and empty back into the tank is that doing any good?
Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated! I’d hate to lose this huge investment I’ve made. (PS I tried to get a generator all sold out) I will purchasing for the future.
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The best thing to do is to keep the water agitated. Every 30 mins or so I would stick my hand and swirl it around to cause turbulence and thus help oxygenate the water. I would do it for a few minutes at least every 30 min's or so.
 
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So I just went out and purchased this. Right now I have 1 power head and the return pump running with the portable air stone. My plan is to run for a couple of hours then recharge while recharging keep the air stone in and agitate the water every 30 mins. So far so good made it through the night but now the temperature is a issue as it will be close to 90 today. I have Poland spring bottles frozen to float to keep temp below 80... Fingers crossed it’s back up by tonight!

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Tell ya one thing... My windows haven’t been opened since May so my PH was around 7.4 I bet it will be fine now with the windows open for 24 hours! LOL gotta look at the bright side right!?
Again, thank you to everyone that responded! Love this community!
 

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With so many reefers using ecotech mp model powerheads it is easy to have a car battery on a trickle charger ready for power outages. You can power a 12v DC powerhead for over a week. $5 cable and a used car battery.
 
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Tell ya one thing... My windows haven’t been opened since May so my PH was around 7.4 I bet it will be fine now with the windows open for 24 hours! LOL gotta look at the bright side right!?
Again, thank you to everyone that responded! Love this community!
I’m in the same boat.

im on Long Island with no power.

About to get home to what I think will be a fish and coral cemetery
 

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Hey just to let you guys know I run a power equipment repair shop on long island (mineola) . Competition mower repairs. If you guys have generators that are not working and need to keep your reef tank going, give us a call, we will get you going as quick as possible . Are phone is (516) 280-6584 i have been running my generator for a 2 days now trying to keep my tanks going but it's becoming a real hassle .
 

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They can survive for at least up to 24 to 36 hours if you keep the air pump running and temps in your home do not reach 85-90 degrees I have 2 cheap air pumps that run on 2 D batteries and thank god I have not had to use them lately but they have come in handy in the past and because I do not use them often the batteries last a long time.
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