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Old 09-10-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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hurricane ike problems

Looks like we will get hit pretty good with this hurricane, need to know what to do with saltwater tank when power goes off,how long will tank start losing air,just everything to know and do . thanks louiseberry
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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I'm not a saltwater guy but you could probably pick up a generator and just run the necessities off of it. Sorry to hear you're in the path! Take care.
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:47 PM   #3
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I would say a day at the most. Do you have access to a generator?
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As others have said, buy a generator. Otherwise, you can either rig up a car battery (search for this online) or purchase a "bait box," which is a battery operated portable oxygenator used on fishing trips (most outdoor retailers).
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yes,some big battery he will use to keep water moving in tank ,what else should we do ,dont want to stress or lose fish,this storm could be a big oneand power could be out for awhile louiseberry
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You can wrap the tank with insulating material if you cannot function the aquarium heater and I would not feed the fish the day before or of. Depending on how bad you expect it to hit, it wouldn't hurt to have extra water made up (at least that of what your tank consists of if feasible), extra buckets, and extra towels just in case.
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ok thanks,if anyone else knows anything else please let me know. thanks for the info, im getting alittle rattled. louiseberry
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I know when hurricane Isabelle came through here folks were without power for weeks. I was lucky asa it was back on in a day. But I did not have a generator and if I had to wait weeks for power like others then I would have lost everything. A generator would be a good investment.
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:22 PM   #9
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I really dont think there will be an issue with keeping the tank warm down in Texas at this time of year. I would be more worried about the temp getting too high.
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what do i do if temp gets high? we have well water that i use for the tank, i guess i could take a little out, and add alittle in? louiseberry
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