The circuit board for our home is being upgraded next week and our electrician indicated that power will be cut for about a half-day. He indicated that during the outage, he can run a live 20-amp line down to my fish room and I'll be able to plug in a power strip for whatever I need.
Each tank has sponge filter with a dedicated air pump - I've been planning on centralizing the setup with one pump, since the multiple air pumps have grown over time, but have...not...gotten...to it yet.
I also have various canister and HOB power filter running as well (big fish, big filtration).
I'm likely going to run each air pump to a multi-outlet strip. So, if things work, I am reasonaly assured that each tank will have sufficient oxygen.
The question I have is re: the canister and power filters. I have read negative accounts of power outages for some length of time re: power filters - when the power is resetablished, there is a negative effect on water quality, usually fatal to fish. I can't find what I have read in the past and was hoping someone could steer me in this direction where I can read the details or otherwise provide the info. I'm inclined to disable the power filters and break them down and clean them before returning them to operation. Any thoughts?