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    Posted: November 07 2015 at 7:06am
What needs to be done after a tank has been without power for 12+ hours?
Everything looked bad, but nothing looked dead. All I had time to do was restore power, and adjust the skimmer to wetter.
Is there anything I should try and instruct my wife to do? Or should do myself tonight?
This is for my 40g, mostly softies, hammer (and the like), lps, fish, and a sps.
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If all the pumps are back online I wouldn't freak out. If you noticed the corals slime coating when the power was off you may want to run some carbon. 
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Once the power is back on do nothing...
It's while the power is off that is the problem!  Stirring the tank, keeping it warm, O2 up, etc.

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Just found out it was 24 hours
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I am surprised that with no heat, no air, and no water movement for 24 hours that everything wasn't completely dead. I have heard so many horror stories about "more than 4 hours".
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Cooler water holds more O2, marine animal metabolism slows and larger water surface/shallower tank helps O2 diffuse into the water, so if there aren't too many animals to consume O2 a power outage is typically no big deal. If the tank is near a window providing some sunlight shining in on algae on the glass and rocks (coralline too), a long power outage hardly causes any problem at all.

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