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16 Aug 2018 13:32 #1 by Sternoman (Martin Stewart)
On 31st August our power will be off from 9am to 6pm. I have a good battery operated airstone as backup, but there will be no filter or heater running during those hours. My tank is a Juwel Rio 240 and is well stocked.
Any advice on how to keep my fish healthy during this period will be much appreciated.

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17 Aug 2018 17:15 #2 by davet (Dave Treacy)
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Your fish should be fine for those hours without a heater and pump. That size of a tank the water won't lose it's heat that quickly, might drop 1-2 degrees at best. If you are super worried just keep an eye on the ammonia levels and if you notice an increase do a partial water change maybe 10-15%.

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19 Aug 2018 13:00 #3 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
Replied by Jonlate (Jon Late) on topic Power cut
If you need to do a water change, make sure you get some water in the night before so it’s warmed up and doesn’t cool the tank so much.

If the tanks got no lid, cover the top to keep it a bit warmer.

They will cope for that time okay.

Just watch them when the pump and heater comes back on.

Ps...
DONT FEED THEM!!

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