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BCT182

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Ok I got a notice that on Thursday PSE is turning off the electricity for 8 hrs for construction. Will my tank crash?
Brett
 

mojoreef

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Brent do you have a dsb??. also do you have any options like a small generator??? you have a rental company just down the road??

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DonW

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Tacoma city light will bring out a generator and plug it into the meter. You may want to give them a call and explain. PSE may offer the same service.

Don
 

mattseattle

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PSE told me I'd have to rent my own. I got a notice like that when I was living at my old apartment. They said the power was going out for 8 hours and it turned out to be 16. I went to Home Depot and rented a generator to solve the issue. I wouldn't chance 8 hours without a generator. I'd rent or buy one.....
 

BCT182

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Its not a deep sand bed, its about 2-3 inches deep. How can I run a generator in an apartment? Whats my bigger concern? No heat or no skimmer?
Brett
 

mojoreef

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Biggest concern is the oxygen. I would go out and get a couple battery powered air pumps. Conserve the heat in the apartment and that should do fine thier. The air pumps and stones will move the water enough.


Mike
 

mattseattle

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you don't have a deck on your apartment? that is where i ran mine at....

like mike said you can get a battery operated pump or an inverter to run a pump.
 

wrightme43

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Don W hit it. If you have the cash a 12 battery, a inverter to 110, and a good battery charger will run your skimmer it will do a lot for oxy if its a hang on the tank type. This all may be moot point from your post this morning. Man that breaks my heart. Dont ever give up. Steve
 

dnjan

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I second the battery-operated air pump. I use one of those that plugs into an outlet, and then turns on when the 110V outlet goes dead.

Light isn't an issue (for periods of a couple of days or less), and heat shouldnt be a problem (for less than a day). But oxygen can be a biggie. Plus, the airstone will produce a small amount of current to at least keep the water from stagnating.
 

BCT182

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Quick update on this. Thanks for all the advise guys. What survived the Kalkwasser incident also survived the power outage so all is well there. I bet anything that is still alive after all this will be sought after. A frag that made it through 96 degree's this summer, 10hrs without any power and a lethal Kalk overdose...... SUPER AQUACULTURED! BRETTS FRAGS GUARANTEED TO LIVE IN YOUR TANK! LOL
 
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