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Thread: Power Outage

  1. #11

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    Glen Arm. MD

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    0 Not allowed!
    A spare car battery running a low watt inverter would power a canister filter for many hours - an air pump for many days. These items are sold at all autoparts stores and wally mart (ok, Walmart.) Just use a charger once a month to keep the battery ready. Fairly cheap and can be done in an apartment. By the way - get one to match your current car and that could come in handy if your car battery is ever dead due to leaving lights on - switch out or just jumper off it and you are on your way.
    Last edited by Cermet; 06-13-2012 at 01:02 AM.
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    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    We had a power outage due to a spring storm and was without power for 6 hours. It was getting cool in the house and I was worried about the fish getting really cold and passing away. It is a not so good situation especially when you have a full tank. There are some people out there with thousands of dollars in salt water fish that would be upset with power outage killing all of their fish and corals.

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    Our power was out for 6 days last year during the earthquakes -- thankfully I didn't have tropical fish then.

    I still DREAD what would happen if we got another big one and lost power for ages like that again... If the tanks didn't all fall over. Suppose then I wouldn't have to worry about heaters or filters.

  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkers12
    There are some people out there with thousands of dollars in salt water fish that would be upset with power outage killing all of their fish and corals.
    These are hopefully the people with back up plans. If I could afford a big SW show tank, I'm sure I could fork up a few more bucks for a generator. I haven't had to deal with any extended power outages, fortunately, like 2 hours was the worst.
    Before I got into fish keeping, a good chunk of the region had no power for 2 days, and that was horrible here... then I read Ameliah saying they were in the black for a week lol.. I'd buy a snake head in that case. Wouldn't matter if the tank tipped either, let it flop around for a day while I get a new tank.

    I have had a heater break in a grow out tank. It still had momma in it, and some new borns, luckily it shut off instead of maxed out. Water was down to 62, only 1 loss. Mom was skittish for a while after but is fine now.
    I now have a question mark key, a slash, and a left arrow. I still don't have patience.

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