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Old 03-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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You aren't going to get a generator worth anything for 200. If money is the issue, I would look into power inverters. They plug into your car's cigarette lighter and you can run cords from it to your tank, fridge...etc.
This is what I have. Got a power inverter and I have a "jump box" for my car battery if battery dies. I can use the jumper cable attachments on the jump box and connect to inverter. Don't know how long jump box charge would last tho. Havnt had to use it. I got the setup for hurricane Irene but never lost power here. Like X said could plug inverter into car as well and run cord.
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Here's what I do if its short term (less than a couple hours)
Put two battery operated bubblers in the tank, throw blankets over it, and turn the fireplace on lol. Also, ill take the bio-whatever-its-called cartridge out of the hob filter and float it where the bubbles are coming up. It drains when its off and I don't want any BB dying. Immediately after the power is back I do a small water change.
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Oh and With my canister filter, I pour out whatever water was in it and hook it back up because without it being on, the waste inside can become toxic or somethin, idk. I read that somewhere.
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