Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-27-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
YaBuddyHuddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 313
Emergency electricity appliance?

I live in West Virginia and our weather is persistently unpredictable. We receive snow in large masses periodically over the winter season. Occasionally, these storms will be bad enough to put my house out of power. Like everyone else, I have a lot of my hard-earned money invested in my tank. In the event that a storm will put me out of power this winter, is there any kind of device that can supply power for my tank? Like something that has a few outlets and can run my heater and filter? And yes, I'm quite aware generators exist and I own two myself. However, I need those for other purposes. Is there anything battery powered out there that can get the job done? I want to hear ALL SUGGESTIONS. Thanks!
__________________

__________________
YaBuddyHuddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
smallfry53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Grafton, Ohio
Posts: 307
I know there are battery powered air pumps... That could supply oxygen for a while if the filters aren't running.

I found a similar conversation that might help. Where to buy a battery powered aquarium heater...
__________________

__________________
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
smallfry53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
YaBuddyHuddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 313
Yup I own a few battery powered pumps. Don't know why I didn't think of that. As far as heat though it looks like I'll just have to wrap the tank...
__________________
YaBuddyHuddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
smallfry53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Grafton, Ohio
Posts: 307
Do one of your generators power your hot water heater? If so you could always do a pwc to keep the temp up. That would oxygenate the water as well.
__________________
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
smallfry53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
YaBuddyHuddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 313
No I don't use the generators for that but I could. That's a good suggestion. Appreciate it!
__________________
YaBuddyHuddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #6
Lt.
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Lt.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wasilla AK
Posts: 808
How about buy a good generator, big enough to power you house. As in lights fridge, heater, and in our case, our fish tank stuff. Basically, nothing extra, the necessities. You could get a big enough genie (generator) to power everything like business as usual, but that'd cost a small fortune. But all the battery powered stuff that has been suggested, is great if you have to be on the move. Honda has a great line of small genies that'd be great for powering JUST your house's heater, tank equipment(as long as its not a HUGE set up) and fridge and lights. And best part is, they hardly sip fuel and are whisper quiet.
__________________
Whenever I watch the News, no matter what network it is, i'm like:
Lt. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 10:43 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
YaBuddyHuddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lt. View Post
How about buy a good generator, big enough to power you house. As in lights fridge, heater, and in our case, our fish tank stuff. Basically, nothing extra, the necessities. You could get a big enough genie (generator) to power everything like business as usual, but that'd cost a small fortune. But all the battery powered stuff that has been suggested, is great if you have to be on the move.
I've pondered this. Maybe if I can come up with the money I will.
__________________
YaBuddyHuddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #8
Lt.
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Lt.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wasilla AK
Posts: 808
It IS the BEST way to go, with a genie that is. Most reliable, longest lasting solution. Imo. Just watch C.List for a good deal on a nice genie.
__________________
Whenever I watch the News, no matter what network it is, i'm like:
Lt. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
YaBuddyHuddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lt. View Post
It IS the BEST way to go, with a genie that is. Most reliable, longest lasting solution. Imo. Just watch C.List for a good deal on a nice genie.
Will do. Thank you.
__________________

__________________
YaBuddyHuddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.