My fiancé is trying to come up with some kind of battery backup to at least keep something going in the aquarium. Unfortunately we are on 2nd floor with a balcony and I doubt generators of any kind are allowed.
So, do you feel it’s more important to keep the heaters going or the filter? I’m feeling the heater. I have battery operated airstones. Also, should I open up the canister filter and expose all media to air?
Thanks. I’m pissed about this.
I don't blame you for being worried, but like I said, your tank will likely be ok.
However, after bering still for 8 hours, I would not want to restart the filters, I'd want to clean them first. After all, in these 8 hrs everything has been without oxygen.
And, therefore, in case you manage to have some power somehow, do use it for the filters: If you can keep them running, you will not have to clean them
This place is VERY drafty. The windows are the original. I thought it was going to be nice and cool in summer and warm in winter on second floor but it isn’t. We don’t pay for the heat, we can crank it but I don’t see it doing much—maybe for a few hours.
I’m planning on being home from work that day. I’m dreading this and winter storms too.
Thank you for the input.
I took the filter apart today. Rinsed everything. Checked out the impeller and everything looks great. That was a relief. Not having been cleaned since August it really wasn’t that filthy at all!
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