Originally Posted by cls8s
Three heaters and a gas generator? Do you live in Antartica?
No, but I have lived long enough to know that a small investment in redundancy can save thousands of invested dollars. Two heaters for the display tank is not uncommon, one heater for the mixing station is necessary. And I already own the 4th heater, which is for the quarantine tank.
A small portable gas generator costs about 150 bucks. That's a small investment to protect a much, much larger investment of money, time, and livestock.
We don't get hurricanes every year, but I have been without power for a couple of days twice in the last decade. I am without power for a few hours at least once every two years, usually when some snapperhead drives his Hummer into a utility pole. Long Island is filled with snapperheads and Hummers