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So how many people will be keeping the lights off today, since increased power consumption from homes/businesses due to the heat? Sounds like there could be a good chance of blackouts.

Well good luck to everyone and hope the power stays on.
 

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RIP Steve Irwin
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Does Froggy sell these or did he just have them still?
 

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I had 2 outages this weekend... Saturday night from 9:10 til almost 10pm and then again Sunday morning from 7:10 til 7:40. I have been using a large UPS on my tank for years now. In the even of an outage, it will keep both of my Mag 18's circulating from the sump to the tank for almost 2.5 hours.

I recommend them to everybody. You can get a fairly decent APC UPS from either Sams Club or Costco for around $120. It is big enough to run powerheads for probably over an hour, depending on the size of the pump/powerhead.
 

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I have a generator that will run the return pumps, and lights on both of my tanks for up to eight hours on a tank of gas.
I will run everything on the tanks, I just wory about overloading a single cord
 
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