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Old 10/28/2020, 02:45 PM   #1
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How cold is too cold

We just had a freak ice storm here. I have battery backups for my pumps so the tank still has adequate circulation. Unfortunately, we have been without power for about 2 days and I have no heat. The house is down to 55 and the tank is hovering in the mid to low 60s. Is this sustainable for a week? I know its obviously less than ideal. The livestock is mostly fish, with a leather and some mushrooms.

I tried floating one gallon jugs of hot water, we have gas water heater, but they didn't seem to budge the temps at all. I'm also trying to source a small generator just to run the heaters. If I do this should I bring the temp up gradually or just let the heater warm the tank as fast as possible?

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