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Old 02-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Possible power outage what to do?

Hi guys has anybody had any experience with losing power? How long will the fish and corals last without power? I live in Long Island and we are about to get nailed in this snow storm. I'm trying to get a generator but if I don't I just want to know what time frame the tank could go without heat and pumps. Tank is about a month old.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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I hear it varies, I have tried to research this too when my power went out last year, it was for about 4 hours. I have the opposite problem to you as I live in Australia so I battle with the heat! I have heard people wrapping the tank in a blanket or (tin foil? I might be making that up) to keep the heat in. I also read it is very important to keep the water moving so every ten mins I would scoop some water and pour it back in multiple times to keep the water oxygenated. Hope that helps and hope its not too bad!
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Thanks I scrambled and got a generator
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Good luck and stay safe! You'll have had enough bad weather in the past 6 months.
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Your not kidding over 100 k in damage thank god for insurance
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