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Old 10-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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I'm in a similar boat, although I won't have to evacuate. I live in an urban area though, so an inverter won't work, and I don't have the cash for a generator. Since I live in an urban area, power usually isn't out for too long. So I'm hoping my tanks will make it. This sucks.....
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #12
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We have a generator! We went out looking for batteries tonight and took us several stores. Just a warning, a lot of Home Depots have notta in the way of D batteries. Or Lowes, in out area at least. We ended up finding them at CVS. lol
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #13
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Eastern shore maryland.... Chesapeake bay is my backyard will probably just whisk the tank every few hours and try to add warm water to it everyday and just do my best
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #14
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Mountains of nova. Top floor of 30 yr old apt building that shakes and makes cracking sounds when the winds go over 40mph. The water in my tank shakes when that happens so im Draining my tanks and putting fish in buckets with air pumps till its over. Don't need my 125 dumpin on the neighbors below. Did it a few months ago during those 80+mph windstorms didn't lose any fish. Luckily my 300 is in my dads garage right now so it should be fine. Hope everyone and their fish friends makes it through the storm safely. God bless you all
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:24 AM   #15
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I have a really dumb question... Weather forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Sandy is going to slam NJ on Monday night into Tuesday or Tuesday. I live right on the beach ( 3 houses in HOORAY FOR ME!!!)
What can I do to prepare my tanks for a power outage if one happens? Or anything else for that matter?
Buy a battery powered air pump will help to maintain dissolved oxygen levels and to keep heat in the tank wrap thick blanket around the tank don't feed the fish while the power is down filters aren't working or if your aquarium is a lot of expense you put into it invest on a portable generator
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #16
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If worst comes to worst an you can't do anything, our 30gal was fine a few years ago when we got hit by Isabel and lost power for about 5 days. In this sort of a situation, though, just make sure to do a water change ASAP.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #17
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Yeah this is gonna suck I live in VA right next to the Chesapeake bay so I'm right in it's path
I'm gonna do 50% water changes on all tanks
And swoosh water around every now as I did during the power outages
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #18
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I can't do anything.

I have the tanks running with no lights and I'm not home. I fed them minimally yesterday and did a WC last night.
To be honest the way things are looking i don't even know if I'll have a house when we get back, let alone fish tanks.
I had to evacuate bc I live 3 houses in from the boardwalk and the ocean was nicely making her way up to the boardwalk this morning.
Good luck to everyone and stay safe!
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #19
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I can't do anything.

I have the tanks running with no lights and I'm not home. I fed them minimally yesterday and did a WC last night.
To be honest the way things are looking i don't even know if I'll have a house when we get back, let alone fish tanks.
I had to evacuate bc I live 3 houses in from the boardwalk and the ocean was nicely making her way up to the boardwalk this morning.
Good luck to everyone and stay safe!
Good luck to you and your family. I'm in NJ, and supposedly we are getting this thing full blast. Luckily, I live in an area that shouldn't go down for to long as we are a few miles from the power station. I feel for those along the coast and the folks who live near rivers.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #20
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Good luck! Just a warning, I don't want to make you feel bad but storm surge is supposed to 6-10 FT as far as I know and cover Long Beach Island. I hope everyone stays safe!
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