If disaster strikes...Will you be ready?

Talk about you and your tank/equipment

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Location: Montgomery Village, MD
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:13 pm
The Maryland\Virginia (and parts west of us I'm told) recently suffered freak thunder and wind storms and many of us lost power and AC for days and days. I was fortunate and only lost power for 12 hours but many of my tank buddies were out days and lost what they felt was thousands of dollars worth of fish and coral. Many were so disheartened as to actually give up their tanks and leave the hobby.

What can you do? First, get battery powered air-pumps to at least drive water circulation. Here is the one I will be buying:

http://www.aquariumguys.com/silentairpump.html

Some of you might be considering a generator. Consumer Reports is testing generators as we speak (see news item http://news.consumerreports.org/home/2012/05/are-you-ready-for-the-hurricane-season.html) and according to the article should have results sometime later this month. They also have a generator buying guide on their website.http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/generators/buying-guide.htm If you're looking for a generator it may be worth waiting to see what the results are before committing.

Other ideas like keeping water bottles frozen for cooling, etc. were offered.
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Building new 29g Nano after landlord went berserk over my 4 75 gallon tanks, Multiple RA's, Water mixing stations, etc. Your help welcomed in remembering all I've forgotten.

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