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Old 06-19-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Preparing for heat wave. What are you doing?

So it's gonna be near 100 degrees for the next 2 days. What's everyone doing to prepare? I have AC's in every room that has a tank, I still bought a bag of ice and got some ziplock bags incase the saltwater tank gets too hot. The 75g African tank I'm not that concerned about as I can just do a water change and just add cooler water.

As far as possible black outs. I have a battery powered air pump of the African tank just to keep the water moving and oxygenated.

I don't have much for the saltwater tank other them the pump and power heads hooked up to a battery back up surged protector. Hopefully it won't come down to it, but if need be I have a generator on hand of need be.

Was just curious what others were doing of anything with the news of possible 100+ degrees for the next 2 days.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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Sounds more to me like your prepping your tanks for an apocalypse
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:51 PM   #3
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Sounds more to me like your prepping your tanks for an apocalypse
Just like to be prepared...
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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Just like to be prepared...
That's how I feel in the winter. My room gets freezing, and even though I have a heater, I still worry it won't keep up or something.

Summer, I made sure my tank was in my room with the AC. It doesn't usually get over 82 in the tank, even when the AC is off, (since I have tropicals, all of them are perfectly fine with that), but I like them to be comfortable, and not at the top of their temp range.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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The only thing I did differently was to lower the blinds/close curtains. We do have A/C that will keep the temp steady.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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I closed my curtains today and left all the windows open for circulation. I'm on the 4th floor so i plan on my apartment being 120 degrees when I get home haha. However, I bought a little desk fan that sits above the water and provides the tank a nice "tropical breeze" lol. I used it a few weeks ago and it worked well, kept the tank below 80.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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Why do you have blackouts when its hot?
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You can experience outages when people crank up too many A/C units in order to stay cool. It overloads the system.
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I guess living in the desert does have some benefits. Getting ready for heat just comes natural. Crank the ac, fridge full of beer and prepare for the ungodly power bills for the next few month.
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You can experience outages when people crank up too many A/C units in order to stay cool. It overloads the system.
Oh. I guess that doesn't happen in a town like mine lol. It's small.
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