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Old 03-30-2011, 09:17 PM   #21
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Check fosterandsmith aquatics, 3 Azoo battery backup pumps for like $15.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:21 PM   #22
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I lost power for 2 days onetime from an ice storm I lost nothing
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if we are honest you could go to extreme levals but every little helps
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:34 AM   #24
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get one of those crank generators..... when the power goes out, sit there and crank it to keep things going
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:45 AM   #25
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do they really make a crank generator? where would one even find one? lol i'm interested, I'll crank to save my tank no problem.
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lol i dunno, ive seen people make them using a bike.... they just pedal and it makes power
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:10 AM   #27
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Oh, lol I thought it was a real buy it kinda item. Wish I was handy but thats not my strong suit, building stuff...
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And that is my dilemma. I think I will pick up 2 battery air pumps though. At least i can still have oxygenation.
good idea. You don't need a generator though. you just want to keep water circulating. I small UPS will keep your powerheads running for a significant amout of time. that and maybe the heater is all you need in an emergency.
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OOps almost forgot about the heater. I think a computer backup (UPS) might last a few hours with just a heater. Plus I can go to the lowest acceptable level. Which I honestly dont know. LOL

Anyone know the rockbottom temp on a reef? How low can I go in the event of emergency?
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please dont worry unless its has been a half day or more. a generator for the salties?
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