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Old 10-30-2011, 09:00 PM   #41
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Even if I never removed the cartridge.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:42 PM   #43
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Just brought what livestock I could get to my LFS, my firefish didn't make it. Due to the mass poweroutage they're not charging for boarding. Maybe a LFS near you is doing the same if you can get out.
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Even if I never removed the wheel or cartridge?
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Wrap the tank in blankets to help keep the temparature up. While its dark they critters will slow down and not burn up oxygen too fast anyway. But that only buys a little time I've heard. Maybe hours. But the suggestions earlier in the thread to add water wont work in my opinion since it doesn't come out of the tap oxygenated I'm thinking. Without water movement from a power head or something, you may have to accept ultimate deaths in the tank since it sounds like you may be in there for a while.

To bad you don't have a power inverter for the car and a long enuf extension cord. I've heard of folks getting by with that when logistics were agreeable.

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Old 10-31-2011, 09:35 PM   #46
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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!!!
Biowheel, or cartridge?
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Wrap the tank in blankets to help keep the temparature up. While its dark they critters will slow down and not burn up oxygen too fast anyway. But that only buys a little time I've heard. Maybe hours. But the suggestions earlier in the thread to add water wont work in my opinion since it doesn't come out of the tap oxygenated I'm thinking. Without water movement from a power head or something, you may have to accept ultimate deaths in the tank since it sounds like you may be in there for a while.

To bad you don't have a power inverter for the car and a long enuf extension cord. I've heard of folks getting by with that when logistics were agreeable.

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Iv heard of the bag idea. Fill a bag full of water, poke holes in it and hang it over the tank. Refill every couple hours
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I'm using a power inverter now. I've had several losses but things are now looking up. Unfortunatly if you still can't get out its no good for right now. However for next time this is a very viable backup. Mines running off an extra car battery, running my heater, pump, and even the lights if I want.
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A inverter and long extension cord that reaches your car is a good option as you can idle the car to recharge the battery.
Generators are a good option but they will require gas (your cars tank is a lot bigger) and don't start as dependably as your car. Keep an extra battery on a trickle charger, you can use that to jump your car if needed and as a secondary electrical source for the inverter. Most UPS backups will not last very long, but is a nice automatic option. Looks like winters gonna be fun this year...again.
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The larger inverters like the one I'm using hook up directly to the cars batteries. I'm lucky enough that my dad owns a farm and extra batteries weren't hard to come by. I have 3 batteries on my living room floor and my tanks running. Ironically my heaters broken now and have to go get another. Is the new one going to break due to the cold water or was that a fluke?
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