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Old 04-06-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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HELP! Power went out!

If your power went out and you could run either your heater or filter what would you choose??? Our truck has a power outlet in the back and it can probably only run either the filter or heater!! We need oxygen so im thinging about doing the filter. The heater isnt as necassary until night comes because california is pretty warm today...
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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If you have a power strip you may be able to run both...

If it's warm enough to at least keep it in the 70's I'd run the filter
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Yes i agree. I dont know if we have the right strip at home. The power has been off for 5 hours while i was at school? Will they be ok????

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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U could buy a big enough inverter to power both the heater and pumps and plug
It in the truck. If u have a ford you dont have to turn the truck on but I would watch the battery. Don't want a dead battery in the morning.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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I would worry more about heating or cooling of the water than circulation. Though I'm not too worried about losing power for short amounts of time like that. It'll come back on and fix itself. If fish and coral can survive storms, they can take a couple hours without the heater/water movement. It is the longer amounts of time you'd worry about and need a generator to address that.
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I would worry more about heating or cooling of the water than circulation. Though I'm not too worried about losing power for short amounts of time like that. It'll come back on and fix itself. If fish and coral can survive storms, they can take a couple hours without the heater/water movement. It is the longer amounts of time you'd worry about and need a generator to address that.
Its the oxygen though
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Thank you guys for your advice, i was prepared to use it when i got home, and when i went inside the power was on thanks!
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If its cold heater. But you could also run and get an air stone if you are worried about oxygen. Of course it should only be short term.
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Glad it worked out, did everybody come through OK?
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Glad it worked out, did everybody come through OK?
Everyone is good! Thanks!
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