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Old 07-22-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
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lost power from 4pm to around 2 am ! only have one battery powered airpump which i moved to the 3 tanks every 30 minutes ! so far my only loss are both jawfish for some reason ! the blue tang was looking a bit stressed but doing ok so far guess i need to get a generator but know when i buy one ill never need it ?!? what a long night i tell ya :-(
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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I am so sorry to hear about the losses. If you don't go for the generator, pick up a few battery operated air pumps.
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Old 07-22-2004, 03:42 PM   #3
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That sucks! Sorry for your loss. Seems like they could last longer than that though.
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well it was like 90+ outside as well so the house got hot fast ! yea gonna at least get a few more pumps they saved me alot of issues for sure
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:05 PM   #5
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Ouch really sorry to hear about that.. hopefully all the rest will pull through fine. 10 hrs is a long time without power! I'd say you did a pretty good job considering.
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Sorry for your loss SS

I bought a battery backup for my home computer a while back and one day the electricity went out. The only thing that I could think of to get the pump going again was the battery backup, so i stuck it on the tank and its been there ever since.

It wont run the big pump for very long, but it would run a power head, or multiple air pumps for a while. It's saved my bacon more than once.
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Sorry, Keith. I hope the rest pull through.
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Sorry for your losses. I purchased one of those converters that plug into your cigarette lighter at wal-mart for pretty cheap so if my power goes out I can run a long extension cord to my car and keep a pump or two running
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:00 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear about the fish.... They are cool little guys.
Generator is a good thing to have. I use mine a couple times a year. For me its the piece of mind knowing that I have it. Used it during the big east coast blackout last year what a $$$$ saver it turned out to be. Think about it....... Hundreds of dollars in fish and maybe a thousand in Corals. My $500 generator is worth the money. I can run the whole house with the 5000 watt. My 125 reef and 55 fowlr, all the lights TV's, heat, water. Its a beautiful thing...
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sorry to hear that dang I hadn't even thought about if my power goes for a while. uggg more to think about.
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