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Old 03-31-2011, 02:11 AM   #31
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in n.e.washington power goes off every year for at least a day to 3...guess i dont have to say fish keeping is a big hobby north of spokane
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:12 AM   #32
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Yeah. I've got alot of money invested and even more into my new 55g SW tank. If I can avoid a tragedy I'm in.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:16 AM   #33
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either way , if i had thousands of dollars in a tank i would have a generater on hand, there are more uses too ...ever have to take care of your own, or protect what is yours?
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Thats what the weapons are for. ;-p But we are talking fish here...do you have a generator by chance? what do you have for backup? was it expensive?
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:06 AM   #35
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GENERATORS willprotect your tank and it's inhabitants...its the easiest solution...do you see what i see? generators are how a lot of people get by in the woods...not everyone lives in the city... do yourself a favor... if you are on the same topic....dont want help... fine...maybe i am not hearing you right, you shouldnt need diesal generator for most on/off applications
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You can get a genny for cheap. Even get used ones. Only need enough wattage to yum one pump and one heater. I had a power outage this winter for almost 48 hours. Apartment temp was like 10 degrees Celsius tank dropped to 65 degrees farenheit. Nothing died couldn't believe it. I got a genny the next day
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How do you use a generator in an apartment? Like, where do you keep it? And what about fumes?
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It's a triplex. I run it outside and use a long extension cord. Of corse you could always make an illegal cord as well. Double male on both ends turn off the breaker and plug it into the house. The other outlets will produce power this way. But like I say it's illegal
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I've heard of folks wrapping their tanks in blankets or towels to help insulate from cold in a pinch.
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I wouldnt count on that to much
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