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Old 04-18-2005, 02:44 PM   #11
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Actually I need to correct myself, the ones I own last that long, but it appears the cheaper ones are more of an average of 10-15 minutes. Although $60 will get you one that will last 20min+

wow.. days?!? that's crazy. Well yeah, then that won't work for you. =)
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Yes, my electric company is right at the top of the list in several areas; they have the most undependable electric service in the country AND the highest electric rates.

But who am I to say that a meter-reader shouldn't be paid $38 an hour...
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Get serious and buy one of these babies...and run your lights, filter and heater (and a couple of table lamps and your computer, too), too:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortmen...=1113848041216
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Old 04-18-2005, 03:34 PM   #14
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why not get something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...767034210&rd=1

and backup more than just the airpump?
I know one that would back up the whole house, it is called natural gas "generartor" but it costs from 8K - 10K to have it install .
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why not get something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...767034210&rd=1

and backup more than just the airpump?
I know one that would back up the whole house, it is called natural gas "generartor" but it costs from 8K - 10K to have it install .
The one in my post is capable of several appliances, and runs only $200.
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The air pump I linked to in my post cost $10. It automatically kicks in when the power goes out. You just need to make sure to have some extra batteries on hand in case of extended outage. Cheap insurance if you ask me. I'd love to have a generator but there is no way I could justify the cost of it. I guess if I had a huge reef tank I might feel differently.
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