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Old 10-30-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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Out of power because of the hurricane... We rigged up a power strip with a powerhead and sump and connected it to the plug inside my car. We are going to run it for 15 or so minutes every 2-3 hours. Really hope this can save our fish. We are stranded at our house because if trees blocking out road. Hope everyone else is safe!
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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Well that should work. Please stay safe. Here in MI the winds are very strong.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:57 AM   #3
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Yeah don't go out there. It's really bad outside. And I Can't go home cause all flights are cancelled keep an eye on your temp. Hopefully it won't drop that Low.
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Good luck with fish wish you had a battery power backup or a generator is you tank stock expensive keep tank warm wrap with thick blanket
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:14 AM   #5
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Just just ordered over $200 worth of stock from bluezoo. Hopefully everything will stay alive. We just wrapped the tank in the blanket. Fingers crossed!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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Thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm in South Fl the power being out sucks but it's always warm after the storm I wouldn't like the cold.hang in there.
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Shouldn't a fish tank be ok for a few days without power?

The only reason I ask, is because I had a power outage for two days with my freshwater tank, and everything was fine.
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Tank should be fine for a few days, keep the tank insulated as best you can. If you can get temp close do a pwc if things spike.
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With freshwater the tank can withstand slight changes but in saltwater reef aquariums those slight changes could be very bad to the inhabitants of the tank.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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Shouldn't a fish tank be ok for a few days without power?

The only reason I ask, is because I had a power outage for two days with my freshwater tank, and everything was fine.
Freshwater would probably be okay, but salt is way more sensitive. I've heard a few hours without water moving is where trouble starts. A FOWLR would probably fare better than a reef, but neither are gonna be happy about it.

Good luck to everyone out in that area that is coping with this mess.
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