Emergency Measures to use NOW for Power Outages

jayblock

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Get generator from harbor freight. Best $120 bucks u will ever spend on ur tank. A little bigger than a 12 pack of bottles It will run a bunch of different things in ur tank at once. If u run dc pump and led lights good chance u can run ur entire tank with it. That sucker will run 8 hrs on a tank of gas using all the power it provides. Used a friends during Sandy and ran out a week later to get my own. Still sitting in the box but they day i need to break it out, it will all be worth it.

 

ourcoralreef

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HEAT. during sandy this happened to me and i in increments poored boiling water in to the tank. PLEASE make sure no fish are in the immediate vicinity where the water is going. it will immediately dilute and become non boiling dont worry but it does help keep temperature high
How were your salinity levels
 

Crookedcoral331

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When i had one i used my manual gravel vacuum , sucked some
Water in and had the hose just feed back into the tank . Then you just vise grip the hose to the side and it does it on its own. Continues manual flow !
 

Geraud

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For those who have Ecotech battery back=ups, remember that they die after a couple of years. But you can easily replace the inside battery (just remove the rivets and replace them by screws later).

What you need are "12180" batteries, aka 12V 18Ah. Powersonic, ExpertPower models fit exactly in the enclosure, and they are less than 40$ each.
 
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