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Old 10-27-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Hurricane Sandy...

For those of us in the path, what are your power outage plans?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Gas Generator

Not in it's path, but that would solve a lot of problems so long as you had enough gas.
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Generator standing by... Also extra mixed saltwater and some battery operated air pumps, gotta keep the fridge going also.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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All I'm getting up here in Canada is the rain! Don't foresee any power outages here. But no backup plan as of yet. Have been looking for som battery operated air pumps and such but haven't come across any yet. convict you DEFINATLY need a generator for that tank. Lol
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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I'm working out a small army of battery operated air pumps. I have a generator coming, but not until mid-November unfortunately. Good luck all!
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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Anyone looking for battery operated pumps be sure to check out the bait shops and sporting good stores where they sell fishing tackle. They are the same thing used on minnow buckets to help keep bait alive.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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I have a generator that runs off our gas line. So it can stay on as long as we're still getting gas. It's built in to the ground.
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How long can a 55 gallon fowlr. About 8 fish go without surface agitation ? If I lose power my 2 koralia 1400 and wet dry lose power. I just thought of this. What if scenario. I'm new to the hobby but loving it and have awesome fish !
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:54 AM   #9
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Things will begin to go at the 4 or 5 hour mark. The easy solution is what I did, $15 battery powered air pumps. They have them in the fishing dept at Walmart, but you're going to need 2 D cell batteries to run each one. (And you will need about 3 or 4 for a 55g) Another option is to get a pitcher and just fill it up with tank water and pour it back in. This will have to be repeated regularly though and will cut into your sleep time.

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DC/AC power inverter. 80 watts runs my sump pump, small light fixture, skimmer and one power head!

I got a 425watt one for my heater but that's If I go more than 24 hrs
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