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Old 06-30-2012, 01:43 AM   #11
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Hey bud sorry to hear about what's going on. I feel your pain and wish you the best of luck with not only your fish but with you and your family.

Stay safe out there!


Not sure if this pertains to your situation but I picked up 2 of these just in case. Maybe it's worth looking into as far as oxygenating the water? Just a thought.

http://www.thereeftank.com/compare-a...ated-air-pump/
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:49 AM   #12
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Hey bud sorry to hear about what's going on. I feel your pain and wish you the best of luck with not only your fish but with you and your family.

Stay safe out there!

Not sure if this pertains to your situation but I picked up 2 of these just in case. Maybe it's worth looking into as far as oxygenating the water? Just a thought.

http://www.thereeftank.com/compare-a...ated-air-pump/
Thanks Convict!

I have the mp10 so getting the backup battery has always been an option but low on my list of priorities, its much higher now lol. Also never seen the battery pumps thanks ill check them out for future emergencies.

To everyone reading i HIGHLY suggest a generator for any reef tank investment. If i did not have this thing my tank would be history, no buts about it. It is such a life saver and i suggest everyone to figure out what they would do in my shoes and plan ahead.

Thanks for the help and advice guys, ill keep it updated. Im prolly gonna be up all night
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:54 AM   #13
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My power's out too. I hope all your fish and reef stay safe! My tank is FW but I have no generator. I wish you well, it's tough out here, and I can only hope it won't be as hot where the storms hit as it was yesterday. Following, and I'm sorry that this happened.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:02 AM   #14
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My power's out too. I hope all your fish and reef stay safe! My tank is FW but I have no generator. I wish you well, it's tough out here, and I can only hope it won't be as hot where the storms hit as it was yesterday. Following, and I'm sorry that this happened.
Well everything is living still, now 12hrs without power, so no sorrys need yet lol but im still optimistic. If it gets to be 2 or 3 days then im gonna be on a thin edge lol. Generator is still running strong, my biggest fear is the heat today. No way to cool off the tank besides maybe some ice. But suppose to get 95 so not sure how much that will help.

Hope your tank pulls through without any problems too.
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Get a gallon milk jug, fill it with tank water, suspend it over your tank and poke a small hole in the bottom. The water dripping back into the tank will help keep the water oxygenated.
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Get a gallon milk jug, fill it with tank water, suspend it over your tank and poke a small hole in the bottom. The water dripping back into the tank will help keep the water oxygenated.
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Awesome idea capt! I need to figure out how to suspend over my tank though. That could be tricky.
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I feel for you man. Before I got into saltwater and was fresh out of college we had a storm knock power out for 3 days. Sitting on the porch with your parents for 3 days trying to come up with things to talk about wasn't fun...the fact that I didn't have water to shower because of my well having no power wasn't fun either. Luckily I have access to a generator since my uncle owns a radio station (mandated all own one after 9-11) and that I have a natural spring that you can drink on the property.

I feel for you man, I really wish I could help out. This might not be true, but I was informed that hydrogen peroxide can be used to get oxygen back into your tank in an emergency such as this. Might be worth a shot for your basement tank. And good call with the .45 guarding the generator, thats what guards things I leave outside too.
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Ok so we have been without power about 18 hours now, reports saying 2-4 days, with businesses getting back online first and then residents. Thats the most widely heard report going around.

Ive still yet to sleep, wife is out fetching ice and gas. Generator is topped off and i started doing an hour on and hour off, also have the fridge plugged in now so nothing spoils. Wife really hates me right now. I keep hearing repeated sentences starting with "if it wasnt for those god**** fish tanks......."

Secretly i plugged in the fridge just so the beer stays cold, im gonna need it i have a feeling.
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A fridge can keep things cold for 3 days without being plugged in as long as it isn't opened up a thousand times.
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A fridge can keep things cold for 3 days without being plugged in as long as it isn't opened up a thousand times.
Well since the beer is in there id say its gonna be opened atleast a thousand times lol. Thanks for the info sniper
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