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    scubamomma - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Unhappy power out :(

    well it happened ... at 130 am I get a call from the bf saying our transformer burst into flames and we have no power its now 8am and there is no sign of the electric company but i dont think a generator is in our budget. so we have 6 tanks just waiting for power

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    The Trop has battery powered air pumps that run on 2 D battery's that work great.

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    yeah you will need an air pump, you can get them from bait stores or stores like meijers i believe that sell fishing tackle.

    you can always use an old car battery and a power inverter if you have one just to plug the heater and return pump into, but you would likely need one for each tank, i would only do this on the one with the most money invested.

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    sounds like a good plan but i cant even get out of my moms house! ill text nick see if hes able to leave

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    You can also run an inverter from your car, cost about $30.00 to get for 400w can get some heaters to run.

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    If you have a gas water heater or stove you should still have warm water. You can put it in an old milk jug or ziplock bag and float them in your tanks to help maintain temperature. Take the propeller and shaft out of an old powerhead and if you have a cordless drill insert it in the chuck and alternate between tanks occasionally for some water movement.

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    Chuck = MacGyver!

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    oo i love the drill idea !!! and the water is definatly on the list. it sucks that i cant go home and nick is trying to deal with this for me but i cant take the baby to an unheated dark house

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    The car batt and power inverter works great. I did that for 4 days last year. Ran power head lights for a shorter time then normal also fan for cooling it was summer so that was our issue. Every 5 or 6 hours hook a charger upto the batt n helped keep it charged ran our van while recharging the batt in the house n saved evverything but a kole tang that got beat up by our pinkspot gobie cause they were the 2 pigs in tank lol. Sorry ya lost power but hope its back soon for you.

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    bf just bought an inverter and it didnt work.... UGH

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