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Old 10-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

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?
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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If I learned anything from the surge of posts last year from power Outtages when the east coast got slammed is invest in either a generator (best option), a hook up for your car battery for power (second best) a battery back up for like computers with a ton of batteries or mod it to except larger batteries. And lastly battery powered air pumps....power Outtages are terrible lol
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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Oh man! I have nothing to offer fish wise, but stay safe! I'll be thinking of you. Scary. Please let us know you're okay once the weather has past!
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get a generator and get one asap as a lot of other people will want them in case you lose electricity. it's one of the best investments i've made. used it 3 times last year. it really saved my tank
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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get a generator and get one asap as a lot of other people will want them in case you lose electricity. it's one of the best investments i've made. used it 3 times last year. it really saved my tank
+1 generator is the way to go.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #6
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If you don't have the cash for a generator you could look into a power inverter that hooks up to a car. They are much more affordable and work fine for short term outages. I agree though a generator is best.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:17 PM   #7
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Ok- the thing is, if it is necessary I'd have to evacuate. I wouldn't have my car.
Right now, today, I don't have cash for a generator- even the smallest one.

How long can my tanks survive with no filter/no aerator.

I'm so screwed.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #8
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Just get a battery powered aerator from the walmart fishing section, they last for several hours. If the tank isn't heavily stocked it will probably be fine for several hours if not a few days without aeration also.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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Same problem here even though I'm further inland in MD
We have a generator though
Here's the weather forecast for my area lol
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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Philly here! People are already going nutso around here already.... We invested in a small generator a few years ago because our power goes out frequently. Its been a lifesaver! The battery-powered aerators last atleast two full days (with good batteries)- we use them when we go crabbing. A power inverter (plugs into your car power outlet & gives you electrical plugs) works, too, and only runs $20-25 at walmart. Also, do some decent water changes now before the power goes. Hoping for the best for all of our fish friends on the east coast!!!!
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