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Old 03-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Eletric goes out what to do?

My eletric has been flickering due to the bad weather what should I do if it goes off?
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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keep an eye on the tanks temperature. If it's for an extended amount of time you can aerate the water by just pushing it around. Thats the best you can do I suppose. Good luck!
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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Buy a generator!! (if you have the money) I wish I had one back when the hurricane hit we lost power for three days and loss our favorite long spine sea urchin and the other guys wouldn't have made it one more day. I just used a spatula and swished the water around to keep the water agitated like Carey stated and I didn't feed them. It was summer so we kept an eye on the temp, did water changes if it got to hot, in your case if it gets to cold.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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Thanks.. Ive been looking and trying to find some type of battery operated ac outlet. Hopefully I can
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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For extended outages, you can wrap those space blankets they make for vehicle emergency kits around the tanks. Keeps the temp stable.
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Good idea didnt thank on wrapping the tank
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I know a generator sounds expensive, but when you really figure out the money you invest into this hobby, it really does pay off. Now, I'm not talking something you can run your entire house off of. If you go to a discount hardware, you can find some really small and inexpensive generators for cheap. Just big enough to run your tank and a light or two. Just make sure you follow the directions for operation and keep it away from the house to avoid issues with Carbon Monoxide. Not saying you need this, but some people have some really large and complex set-ups that could benefit from a generator if needed.
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I bought one of these-
Battery Operated Air Pumps for Aquariums
Short term it will save the fish from suffocating.
If the weather is extreme and temps are an issue, then this will not help. depending on how much you love your tank and how much money is invested, along with how much your power goes out, you may want to get that generator. I did.
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Is there a small one I dont need a huge one thats gonna cost me $200 do I?
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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.
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