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Old 03-25-2005, 10:42 AM   #11
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I have a convertor and a drop cord ready to plug into the cig lighgter of the car. I would like to get a generator, but dont have one at this time. I am not sure what kinda power I will get, but I am hoping to get a heater running, and maybe a ph. Heater def. though.

If your power does go out, cover your tank with a thick blanket or comforter to help with with heat loss, and churn the water often.

With all the lr I have I have no need for a filter. Another good reason to fill up your tank woth LR!! :P
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I paid $50 for my 400w power inverter. It's good for us folks who haven't gotten scared enough to buy a real generator yet. It runs off the car lighter for up to 120w and can be connected to your car battery for up to 400w of power. I ran a few tests and it can handle 2 ph's and a 100w heater from the car lighter. I luckily haven't had a chance to use it yet, but assume one would need to start the car every so often so you don't wear down the car battery.
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If you run a 400 watt power inverter at max load it will drain a fully charged normal sized car battery in lessthan an hour, been their, done that, lol You can actually buy some very cheap generaters from places like Northern. Grainger, Etc. I would like to have another inverter myself just to have since my last one was stolen.
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Old 03-25-2005, 01:53 PM   #14
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The gas your car would use to stay running the entire time would be worth it. I would let the car run the whole time....
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I've heard of both the UPS and Inverter working.
You can also use a battery operated air pump. (about $10)
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http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/s...uct_ID=ap-hbat

The air moving will create water movement (although not alot) But should do in a pinch.
Wrap blankets around your tank to keep as much heat in a possible.

I just put my first fish in my tank so I haven't had this problem yet, But when it comes I'll be ready.(i hope )

I think I might give the inverter a try also sometime.
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I looked on Home Depot's web page, they have a couple generators for arround 400-500. I might look into one of those.
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