Got home earlier on from a day in York to find we'd had a five hour power cut! The rainbows, barbs and danios were heavily gasping at the surface. Henry (A large male geophagus) was gasping, but not at the surface and the sinibotia were the same. Only the fluval 304 turned back on, the powerhead for the box didn't turn back on. One of the Y. nigrolineata got into the filter box so in a way it's a good thing it didn't turn back on.
But i lost one of my prized sinibotia!
I've got to say he was a little thin for my liking and was going to de-worm and then treat for parasites in that one.
After a few hours are maximum surface movement all the fish look ok - and Henry's playing with the mass of floating plants. Rolling Eyes
Though the sinibotia are breathing quite heavily.
And the fish in the 30" look like nothings ever happened.
On another note the rest of my stuff came today so i will be getting on with the tank soon!
East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
Yeah, definitely. Oh well, just one of those things i supose, just glad i didn't any more fish!So sorry to hear that, its always unfair when its something beyond your control.
That actually happened to us a few weeks ago, fortunately we got it sorted within half an hour - though that meant missing top gear! lolWe had a problem with the house electrics today and the supply must have tripped out about 20 times this afternoon.
Glad you got it sorted!
Thats a fantastic idea!I wish there was some sort of alarm system that could send a message/call a mobile phone if the power supply to the tanks is interrupted.
*hint* dragons den! *hint*
Probably just the brushes need changing on your motor, especially if it's a hotpoint/credaEmma Turner wrote:....but in the end, by process of elimination it seems to have been caused by the washing machine.....
Emma Turner wrote:....I wish there was some sort of alarm system that could send a message/call a mobile phone if the power supply to the tanks is interrupted......
If you have several hundred pounds spare, there is:
Scroll down to the penultimate item which is a sms module. That alone is £280, and you still have to buy the main controller which is available as a starter pack at £330.00!!
Yorkshire seems prone to loss of electricity at the present time.
We had our power out early Wednesday morning 0100 to 0330 approx. A beautiful Koi, which Sue (my sister) thinks we had for 15 years, in my fish house pond (for those who know my fish the remaining two 15 year old Koi are fine)and a rare wild caught colour variant of Synodontis nigrita went to the 'big aquarium in the sky' through 'shock'.
I was very disapppointed but it could have been much worse had the power out lasted longer.
It is a worry but as aquarists we live at the mercy of power cuts.
Emma mentioned to me earlier about having a text message alert when the power goes out (i did understand right, didnt i?) so i asked Tom about it, and he should be able to make this sort of system with not too much trouble, but again it is the cost. he didnt think it would be cheap.
East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
Taken from the Aquatronica website http://www.aquatronica.it/products-1/modules/acq240 -Emma Turner wrote:I wonder if those SMS modules would be able to alert you if the power went off, not just when there has been an interruption to the power supply and it has come back on again?
black-out warnings and a subsequent signal when the power is turned back on (thanks to the internal battery)
Doesn't this mean that it sends a signal first when the black-out occurs and then another signal when/if the power is restored? I don't think it means that it sends a signal only after a complete off-on situation has occurred.
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