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    Unhappy Power Failure

    Well, we had an unexpected ice storm here last night. I woke up at 5:00 this morning to no power and a very cold house. I had just recently listened to Rob's podcast on being prepared for a power outage. i thought to myself "hmm, I realy should be more prepared, now that I have a good bit of money invested in livestock". Of course, I'm a procrastinator and hadn't gotten around to it. So, here I sit at work, worried sick about my tank. The power had obviously been out for an hour or two before woke up, and the tank temp was already down to 75F. Everybody still looked OK by flashlight check, but I'm scared what I will find when I get home......

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    Power is back on, and per my wife, everyone looks OK. You better believe I'll be implementing some kind of backop TONIGHT!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phurst View Post
    Power is back on, and per my wife, everyone looks OK. You better believe I'll be implementing some kind of backop TONIGHT!!!!!
    We are still saying that even after our third power outage.
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    i am still saying that after 2 outages, and 1 of them was more than 24 hours !! nothing died, BUT it does help to be prepared (which i still am not).
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    as great as it is to invest all the money on back up generators & all the back-up trimmings that come with it, for the usual outage most people would throw the battery powered or rechargeable air pumps up the back, put your cover glass on, & through a blanket on to keep the heat in.



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    I bought a couple of the Penn Plax B11 air pumps that come on automatically if the power goes out and put one in my sump and the other is in my DT. If I was home and it was winterI would also throw a blanket over my tank.
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    why one in your sump carmie, with a power outage theres no pump driving the overflow. unless of course its for the fuge full of something.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CarmieJo View Post
    I bought a couple of the Penn Plax B11 air pumps that come on automatically if the power goes out and put one in my sump and the other is in my DT. If I was home and it was winterI would also throw a blanket over my tank.
    Those B-11s are one of the best things ever made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veriann View Post
    why one in your sump carmie, with a power outage theres no pump driving the overflow. unless of course its for the fuge full of something.
    Bushboy, you have lost your touch.
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    yeah, far from rookie status, im like the old war horse that wont lie down

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    We went through a 27 hour one two weeks ago. We now have enough pumps for every tank (we have 12 tanks... plus sumps... alotta pumps). We just bought several more of the B11s as well.

    I'll be getting a generator. Blankets in the winter is fine but how do you run the chillers in the summer?
    Renee

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    by driving the car into the lounge room & turning on the AC, all the while with "we all live in a yellow submarine" playing in the CD stacker



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