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Old 10-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Frankenstorm hitting the US !!! what are you doing to protect your fish?!?!

Hey everyone,
the storm of the year is here and i hope everyone is ready.
I've learned from experience that if you are not prepared, you can loose your entire stock.
This will NEVER happen to me again!
Power WILL be going out and we have to be prepared as a fish community.

-All my tanks are on battery backup
-generator is ready in the yard
-creating extra RODI water,
-making batch of marine water.
this will cover my ATO unit, and any water changes that might have to be done.



what is everyone else doing to prepare?
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:48 PM   #2
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My list is almost the same I just don't have battery backup. Just the generator.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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I like living on the west coast


Hope everything goes okay for you guys and everyone remains safe!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:15 AM   #4
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Hope everything goes okay for you guys and everyone remains safe!!
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Lol don't get too uppity you guys get a fair share of inclement weather
I woke up this morning to the joyous sound of running filters, so alls good for right now. Only problem is a couple inches of rain are being dumped on us. Sounds like someone is playing the drums on top of the house lol
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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it's only 1:30pm and already power is going in and out.
but battery backups are doing great. and generator is on stand by.
keeping fingers crossed.

worst part is the storm isn't even here yet !!!!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #6
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yeah we live right in the path of the storm in harrisburg,pa. the worst will be coming in the early evening hours. winds sustained at 40-50 miles per hour with gust up to 80!! pretty scary because you know electricity will be out sooner or later. i did a water change this morning and i have a generator so i feel ready but with high winds you never know if you'll have structure damage to your house and then anything could happen, good luck east coast aquarium lovers!
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #7
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Same here. I am working right now (tv, phone, internet) company so I am pretty busy but power near my town on Long Island is still okay. Winds are bad , rains not to bad yet. Tonight in to tomorrow is going to suck bad. I was looking to find some sort of battery operated bubbler or something to drop in my 3 tanks to keep it airated if i do lose power. Any ideas? I'm doing water changes when i get home so other than that Im keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #8
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All you fellow members on L.I. by the south shore and the Rockaway's at zone A, best be prepared for the storm surge combined with the high tides ... Starting around 7pm or so. I'm hearing 11ft plus surge ... Plus waves.
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All you fellow members on L.I. by the south shore and the Rockaway's at zone A, best be prepared for the storm surge combined with the high tides ... Starting around 7pm or so. I'm hearing 11ft plus surge ... Plus waves.
Yikes! Scary...I hope everyone stays safe!
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:37 PM   #10
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Oh yeah 700k on L.I. W/out power, houses up and down the south shore with new and natural indoor pools. Yep, unprecedented ... For L.I.'s ... A good description.
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