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Old 02-02-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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Power outage

im just wondering how long corals are fine without light. my hydro went out when i was at work and my timers didnt reset so when i got home everything was as closed as closed can be... will everyone be alright... should i be overly concerned.... should i replace these POS timers?


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IMO a day or two should be no problem. Just think how much light they get in the wild, during a storm.

I use the X-10 active home system to control my lights. It programs from your computer into a plug in module, with a backup battery so a power loss is no problem. There are other timers that keep time during power outages via a small backup battery too.

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I agree one or two days no problem.
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mine went 6 days during IKE w/o light. no problems.
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The most important thing to consider during a prolonged utage is temperature followed by flow.
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