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  1. General Reef Discussion
    As I posted before, I lost all my fish and half of my corals due to hurricane Irma. Had to evacuate Key Largo and we were not allowed back for a couple of days. I was out of my house for 6 days. Found I had lost power but I do not know for how long. I had left tank with an automatic battery...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Last Sunday, I added 8 corals (Finger-3, pink giant acroporo, red acroporo, red cap coral, diasy, plate coral) to my 90G tank which has been up and running for over three and half months. I am not sure about coral names for few, I am just mentioning whatever the store guy told me. Then the next...
  3. Marine Depot
    Keep your tank safe when disaster strikes! With all of the time, money and effort we dedicate to becoming excellent stewards of aquatic life, investing in backup equipment and having backup saltwater prepared are precautions every hobbyist should take.
  4. Marine Depot
    How to Keep Your Aquarium Inhabitants Alive During a Power Outage With winter fast approaching and severe weather on the horizon, power loss is bound to happen. Here are some tips to help you prepare in case your electricity ever goes out.
  5. General Reef Discussion
    in the process of cycling my first tank and the power just went out. Do you guys use a back up and if so what do you rec?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I received a notice from the power company that the power is scheduled to be out for maintenance this friday from 10pm to 6 am (hopefully). The problem other than no power is that I am scheduled to be out of town from Friday day until Saturday night or Sunday am. I've looked...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    When the power goes out, Im not home, the DT water will drain back into the sump until it reaches the bottom of the overflow slits and the return jet. This is not the problem. There's enough room in the sump to accommodate this water. What puzzles me is, when the power is restored, and I'm...
  8. Reefing Equipment
    As hurricane season and blizzard season approach, I'm looking to create a power outage plan for my 20 gallon. (Freshwater 12g plan is to put a battery powered air pump in, wrap with blankets, hope for the best) I'm hoping to be able to create a plan to sustain everything for a minimum of 48...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have a HOB fuge. No sump. 75gal tank. I need to drill it so when the power goes out I can prevent the water from draining beck into the tank. It is a CPR aquafuge 2. The pipe that feeds it is very far (6 in.) into the fuge (to prevent high flow). It comes out and is attached to 2 90...
  10. Reefing Equipment
    As most of you know, we here in Eastern NC just went through a Small hurricane. As with most hurricanes, we had power outages, 7.5 hours for us. I have run a regular battery backup on my tank for a long time. Mostly to keep my light's timers from losing their settings and to keep a couple of...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Guys, I'm heading out of town for the next week and am trying to figure out exactly what to do with my tank. I have a good friend/neighbor who is going to come in and feed but, given the recent storms we've had here in central IL, I'm a little concerned about prepping for a power outage...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Last night was the first time I dealt with an extended power outage. I hurried up and ran down to work to get a Battery backup ups . I brought it home and plugged in the power heads. The power went out at 5pm. I knew it might be awhile because they were saying power would be back on by 1130 at...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So I am not on any... uhh... "generator" forums and I am sure there are some people here with knowledge on this. I am getting a generator as a backup. We are having a thunderstorm up here and it is scaring the crap out of me! Can someone tell me if these would be sufficient, is one better than...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I have a 29 gallon biocube and wanted to know the best small generator I could hook up to it in the event of a power outage. Thank you!
  15. General Reef Discussion
    We have an ice storm coming our way with everybody saying to expect several days of no power. I have a 60 Gallon with fish and corals. I have a generator and a ups, that I can and will run in intervals. I will keep the heater going enough to keep the temp stable but how often is it really...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So this coming monday night til tuesday morning my area is having a planned power outage from 10pm-9am. What do I do about my tank? With the powerheads off will my fish/corals die in that time? Any advice would be very helpful!!
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I saw a battery operated pump somewhere .. And it made me think, what happens if the power would go out? Is there a battery back up heater and pump? Or what should I do to plan for an Emergencey situation like this.. I have wanted sea horses my entire life .. And am finally making this happen...
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    I am wondering if anyone has used a power inverter to run their tank in a power outage. I am in an area where I can not have a generator and to be perfectly honest I couldn't afford one if my community aloud it. I was thinking of getting a 500w inverter to run my circulation pumps, a 150w...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I live in an older house in the cities that is still running electricity off of fuses. Next week I am having an electrician come in to change to circuit breakers and rewire most everything in the house. The estimated time this will take is about 2 days. Is there anything I should do to prepare...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I lost power due to storms Friday night for about 12 hours. I'm in week one of a new protein skimmer break-in period. I ran two aerators and almost everyone seemed to come out okay. Among my corals, I have a kenyan tree, buttons, zoas, mushrooms and xenias - they are all none the worse for the...
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