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Old 03-16-2011, 02:05 PM   #11
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I would be more concerned about the power outage after the quake!!! What good is a tank after a quake if nothing works to keep it alive
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:19 PM   #12
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Well I use battery backups anyway, earthquake or not. I use them to cover brown outs or cuts during storms near Chicago.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:34 PM   #13
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You can get battery operated air pumps or get a generator. It's still a good idea to earthquake proof your tank IMO because even if you have battery operated stuff, a generator or even if there is no power outage but if your tank shattered in to a thousand pieces, those things are useless.
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I feel like if you have an earthquake that is powerful enough to break a tank, your tank is going to be the last thing you worry about. I mean, you're going to have structural damages in a big way if that happens.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:52 PM   #15
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I would never bother with a battery operated this or that, personally. Not unless I was moving house again.

The battery backup unit (meant for computers) has kept my tanks running for almost two hours, including lights, filters, heaters. The power came back on, so I have no idea how much longer it would be. There's no point (IMHO) buying individual battery powered items unless you need them for mobility.
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I feel like if you have an earthquake that is powerful enough to break a tank, your tank is going to be the last thing you worry about. I mean, you're going to have structural damages in a big way if that happens.
That's true. That's why if you'll look at the very first post on this thread(last part) I mentioned that to earthquake proof your tank so you won't have to worry about it because you'll have a lot more important things to worry about.
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Well maybe I did see it. Or maybe I didn't? Or maybe... Ok. Sorry
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Well maybe I did see it. Or maybe I didn't? Or maybe... Ok. Sorry
Haha! No sweat!
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Well I probably won't be sleeping tonight with all the earthquake talk in California today/tonight. The moon is gonna be the closest to earth tonight in 18 years...pay attention to your animals today if they show weird behavior.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:31 PM   #20
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Video of Aquarium in Earthquake (and solution!)

I found this very helpful video online. Does a nice job of proving that, no matter how heave your tank is, you should strap it down if you live in earthquake country:

Secure Your Aquarium For An Earthquake | | Totally Unprepared
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