Saltwater Aquarium – Surving an extended power outage from storms, floods, hurricanes and powerless.





If a power outage lats to long it could wipe out your saltwater reef tank aquarium… its not the power outage itself thats the issue..but the lack of flow and gas exchange. A tank packed full of fish can quickly use up the oxygen in the water.. Adding a battery operated air pump is likely your cheapest option. If you have the supplies i would strongly recommend hooking up a battery backup to a single wave maker to help provide oxygen to your tank. You will want to ensure the wave maker agitates the surface to promote gas exchange.

If you love in a hot climent you may also have to consider cooling your tank. it may be wise to stock up on RODI ice cubes.

if you know your leaving STOP feeding your fish, no last meals as it will just pollute the tank and fowl the water quicker. your fish will be OK with out food for a few days or a week if need be.

IF you have other tips let us know in the comments below.

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Don’t forget to stock up on batteries!

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17 thoughts on “Saltwater Aquarium – Surving an extended power outage from storms, floods, hurricanes and powerless.

  1. Just got power back last night after 36 hours thanks to Irma. My 150 and 29 Biocube fared well. I used a battery operated air pump, and I also used a cup of water to create some flow when I had a few minutes free. Definitely gonna save up for a small generator after this.

  2. Thank you for the information I live in England so our power is pretty good but you never know like you said thinking about getting a generator cheers pal good video

  3. My friend I live here in Miami and we just a hurricane at the corner of us in the Caribbean Thank you! For this video very instructive but show us the kind of batteries you use so we can build or get something like that

  4. Great video. Lots of good pointers. Recently my neighborhood had a 3 day power outage due to a blown component underground. My Generator went through 10 gallons of gas but my tanks and Fridge all ran without a hitch.

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