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Thread: First Aid Kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffs99dime
    also for power outs i recommend a battery operated pump with extra airline, an extra check valve and airstone, wand, etc. Batteries.
    Hope it is OK for me to but in, I love that one.
    Do you know of any system that could run not only a air pump but the heater as well?
    When power outage occurs in my case it seems to be associated with cold, mostly during winter and storms.

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    Not that I know of. Short of running a gas powered generator for your house there is no real option for heating. Moving things like camping stoves and the such are never a good idea because you then have a good change of carbon monoxide poisoining or worse like setting your house on fire! Even if you were to use a car battery or deep cycle battery, you wouldn't get much time out of the heater at all because it takes a high amount of wattage and amps. When my power failed one time during the winter several years ago, I wrapped my tank in a few blankets and had the battery operated pump going continuously, all the while, checking the tank's temp repeatedly. It sucks when the power goes out out though. Unfortunately, it is happening more and more often.

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    that is what I was afraid of...
    Acquiring a generator for the house is already on our list :-)
    thanks.

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    The most important part of a fishy first aid kit is the container that you put your sick or injured fish, and all those treatments and gadgets into! A quarantine tank!
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    I have a 5 gallon QT tank with all the basics ready to go!!

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    1. A little QT tank in a cupboard with a built in filter (which can be seeded quickly with media from other tanks if needed)
    2. Salt

    I don't tend to keep meds as I'm never far from my LFS (which is open long hours every day of the week).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphe
    Hope it is OK for me to but in, I love that one.
    Do you know of any system that could run not only a air pump but the heater as well?
    When power outage occurs in my case it seems to be associated with cold, mostly during winter and storms.
    You can get a Big UPS and sit it by the tank and plug your stuff in. Depends on how long the power stays out though.... I have one that will run a pump for 24 hours..

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    I was just going to suggest that stx. What size is yours if you don't mind me asking? I'm a network tech so I have used UPS for years at work, and have been thinking about getting one for my aquaria in case of outage this winter. But a quality one can be so spendy. Have you tried to run a test on yours to see how long it will run the heater yet?
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    The most important part of a fishy first aid kit is the container that you put your sick or injured fish, and all those treatments and gadgets into! A quarantine tank!
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    You can get a Big UPS and sit it by the tank and plug your stuff in. Depends on how long the power stays out though.... I have one that will run a pump for 24 hours..
    Sorry but what is a UPS?
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