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mstamper
09-11-2017, 06:01 PM
Lost power.
Discus planted tank

What is most important.... Heat or O2?

Tangfan
09-11-2017, 08:37 PM
In my opinion, short term is oxygen. All fish can take limited time at non optimum temperatures, but oxygen is critical to life. Any surface agitation will oxygenate the water

caricell
09-12-2017, 07:56 AM
What's critical is having a couple of UPS power backups. Best $100 you'll ever spend.



Lost power.
Discus planted tank

What is most important.... Heat or O2?

Larry Bugg
09-13-2017, 10:57 PM
I lost power on the Fish House. Off for almost 2 days. If it had gone longer I would have borrowed a generator and plugged in the air. If it was winter then I would worry about the heat but not this time of year. Tank temp dropping into the 70's for a couple of days is ok. I am now in the market for a generator. My discus were all in excellent shape when I dii large water changes this afternoon.

canoe
09-18-2017, 02:36 AM
Everyone should check out the collection of post-Irma reports by Amazonas at

https://www.reef2rainforest.com/2017/09/15/after-the-storms-the-aquarium-trade-checks-in-part-14/

The reports from Florida are instructive, as the respondents include their own "what we would do differently next time" assessments. Some rather upsetting pictures too.