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Old 01-19-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Foreseeing Danger

I'm foreseeing some danger with the weather tomorrow. Central Iowa is supposed to get almost a half inch of ice along with some wind. There is a strong possibility of a power outage, according to the news.

If the power does in fact go out, is there anything I can do to maintain the temperature as long as possible besides just covering the tank with a blanket? I'm also a bit concerned about keeping the oxygen levels up without power.
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Any way to get a battery hooked up to a pump and air tube?

You might alo look into getting a gas generator one day.

Good luck!
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I agree with saving up for a generator.
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Another alternative that I saw a friend of mine using was a computer backup power supply you get from bestbuy for his tank. When the power would go out, he'd use it to keep the heater and a power head going. It's a quick fix if the power loss is going to be less then 12 hours. Besides that, a gas generator would be your weapon of choice and they aren't all that expensive now days.
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