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Old 10-29-2011, 09:19 PM   #31
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Zachey, the UPS (Uninterruptable power supply) greatly depends on the amount of power your pulling from it.... The more money you want to spend the longer it will run...


If you have a small 12v pump or aerator you can bring your car battery inside and hook it up to that.... If you can manage to make it to walmart look in the sporting goods section by the fishing... They make bait buckets that come with small areators that run off D batteries i'd grab a couple of those.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:46 PM   #32
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How long can i go without flow?
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:07 PM   #33
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I just posted on this topic in another thread....

just dodged a bullet

A battery/inverter set-up is cheaper than most UPS units, and will likely last a heck of a lot longer...
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:42 PM   #34
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Well, again, is ok if you get 12-16 hours
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what kind of filter system do you have. I read if the power goes out take your cartridges and put them in separate source of water because the bacteria that are in them will die and could pollute the fish when power goes back on.
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I'm in the same boat. Just lost power about an hour ago. When Irene came through we lost power for 4 days and I lost a fish because of it. I already planned to go to my LFS tomorrow, now its just an emergency mission haha. Good luck.
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what kind of filter system do you have. I read if the power goes out take your cartridges and put them in separate source of water because the bacteria that are in them will die and could pollute the fish when power goes back on.
I have a bio wheel, do I need a new cartrige?
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:28 PM   #38
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i bought an air raider, here is my plan to keep up heat,
take out 50% of the water, warm fresh water on stove, tripple bag it, place it in tank
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Is this your 20 gallon saltwater? If so DO NOT REPLACE THE BIOWHEEL!!!!!! Your tank with go through another cycle and crash!!!
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When power goes back should I just plug it back in.
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