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power loss

9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #30572 by bloonguy
Replied by bloonguy on topic power loss
After doing a big round of emergency water changes Tuesday morning I went to Menards. Not a generator in the place! I did find something called a power converter. Hooked it up to my truck's battery and it converts the power so that you can plug in an extension cord. The truck has to be running in order get get enough current to run my air pump but I'll gladly spend a tank of gas to save a couple thousand dollars worth of fish.
End result: no fish lost!
Toal cost: $58 + about half a tank of gas.
I was without power from about 7:30am Monday to 10:30pm Tuesday.
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9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #30571 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic power loss
Didnt loose anything. Be time I got home power was restored. Although I did have Kegger bring a generator just in case.

My standard tempory back up plan is to use a 400w inverter plugged into my car to run my air pump. This works great as long as I don't have to go to work.

Probably not going to look into a generator yet as I don't loose power often enough or long enough. Next house will definitely have some sort of generator.

DragonKeeper
~Retired President~
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9 years 9 months ago #30570 by mikeg2929
power loss was created by mikeg2929
Okay - how did it feel to lose fish in the power outage?  Hopefully no one lost much.  I was just on reef central and saw numerous posts about folks looking for battery operated aerators, pumps, generators, etc.

The time to act is now.  I had a back up system in my room that I basically gave away to the last guy who bought stuff.  It was expensive, but very worth it the few times I needed it. 

Consider splitting a generator (small one) with a guy who is geographically distant (15 miles away).  The odds of you both needing it at the same time are low.

Buy an inverter and a few deep cycle marine batteries (will cost about $500) but will work for years.  I got mine from jehmco.  Loved the simplicity. This can also, in a pinch, drive your sump pump for your storm water drainage system.

Buy some cheap battery powered pumps. 

Folks on reefcentral are all pissing and moaning and when you have a $2000 setup but you don't spend a little $ to safeguard it, well, its just stupid. 

Maybe the GCCA should build a pooled emergency kit.  Or two or three.  Share the burden, but let the individual take responsibility for the stuff once in their possession.

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