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Old 04-14-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
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Storms expected today-question on power outtage

We are expecting severe weather today and I'd like to be prepared in the event of a power outtage. I have a small emergency power source that should run a couple of small appliances for a few hours....the question is what do I run? Obviously not the lights but, I have a 125gallon tank with 4 powerheads, 2 hob skimmers and a fluval cannister filter....its mostly the circulation I want to maintain right? so, run a couple of ph's ? Or the filter and one ph?

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I would run a powerhead and the filter. Depending on the temp of the room, you may also need to run the heater as well. Where are you located?
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I'm in Alabama. Temp shouldn't be a problem but, I'll keep an eye on it... hopefully it won't be an issue but, I just want to have a plan .... I sure don't want to loose any critters because I wasn't ready.
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I think you are getting what we just got..I was without power from midnight to 7 am. I would agree with the filter and a powerhead.
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You will be purprised just how well fish can survive in less-then-ideal conditions or a short period of time. Keep us posted and good luck!
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I also agree with the power head and filter. Lighting is not really that important for the short term.
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CAUTION, CAUTION...hyjacker aproaching...
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I think you are getting what we just got..I was without power from midnight to 7 am.
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storms came through my area like a lamb....no lights out this time. Thanks for the advice....I'll be ready next time there is a threat!
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battery powered air pumps are nice to have as well.
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UPS (uninterrupted power supply) or battery back ups for Home PC's may be of usefullness down the road. ( since the storm has come and gone already)
They varry in size and amnt of battery back up life you get out of them.
They may only have 3 or 4 plugs that are on the battey side, the others are just normal outlets, so you may need 2 of them depending on how many items you need on the battery back up side vs just being on a surge protector.
Not sure how long they will be good for time wise. it will depend on how big of a battery back up you get and how much juice the items take that you plug into it.
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