Power outage...

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  1. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

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    Just lost power and don't have a battery backup setup....if I just manually move the water in the tank for a few minutes every ten or so minutes will that be ok? What else can / should I do?
     
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    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    If it’s only a couple hours, it shouldn’t be much of an issue. Yes, manually stirring is a good idea. After a few hours the temp can drop and oxygen levels can decrease. I have had it go out many times for several hours without incident. Although I now have a large (VERY LOUD) generator that will run the entire tank. It has come in handy a few times with overnight outages. My neighbors would probably disagree though. :(


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  3. Klems

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    OK...good to know.....in the Bay area we seldom have any power outages....let alone lengthy ones...
     
  4. kinetic

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    Yep, just stir vigorously once in awhile (chop up some water for air maybe). But you would probably be fine even if you didn't get to it.

    I got an IceCap battery backup for my gyre, which runs it at 30% power on a power outage. Funny thing is, I normally run it at 20% power. These things are fairly inexpensive, and help out in the even of a longer blackout.

    @Kmooresf: what generator do you have? I want a generator just in case.
     
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    i have two of those just in case there are no water movement in my tanks

    http://a.co/2MmgtWB
     
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    Oh yes! those are great.
     
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    Grab a straw and blow bubbles? Gotta break the water surface, so splash the surface more than stirring the deeper waters. I have one of those battery air pumps too, as well as eco tech battery backup on my mp40s.

    Good luck. Hope power comes back soon.

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    Just remember. Tide pools go hours with no movement and the critters survive.


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  9. ashburn2k

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    That’s because they have wind outside to break the surface


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    If you blow bubbles, dont you raise co2 and send your ph plummeting???
     
  11. Klems

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    Power came back on around 2:45 pm....all livestock and coral are doing fine...
     
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