The rather nasty storm that rolled through last night knocked out electricity to over a million people in my area. The power companies are saying it may take days for some people to get their power back. Of course, this happened during record setting high temperatures, to boot. Fortunately, the office where I work is near home and has power, so that's where I am, enjoying the air conditioning.
Aside from the obvious discomfort from no air conditioning or lights, it also means no power to the aquarium filters. On the plus side, all the tanks had their cleanings and partial water changes this week. I did find my last platy dead this morning before I left for the office. I suspect that's just a coincidence, though. He was pushing 4 years old. I'm kind of concerned about the tanks getting too hot if the outage here lasts a long time.
I'm not sure if there's anything I can do to help keep my fish comfortable and safe until power is restored. I'm open to any suggestions though.