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MKD
12-20-2013, 02:51 PM
I got a notice they'll cut power again just a month after last PowerOut (http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showthread.php?110437-power-out&highlight=)and this time is from 12/20 11pm - 12/21 7am. Last night temp dropped down in the low 40 degree and heaters work hard to keep the right temp (i know eastcoast colder than this). I'll get battery air pump out and will see how it goes in few days.

Merry Christmas everyone,


Tony

NAB
12-20-2013, 03:28 PM
Is it a whole grid they are taking down?

MKD
12-20-2013, 04:03 PM
On the notice, it said maintenance

please excuse smart phone poster error

ktltn04
12-20-2013, 04:42 PM
You didn't pay the bill again did you. lol

AngryBird
12-20-2013, 04:57 PM
on the bright side.. at least you know that there is going to be a "power cut". :)


I got a notice they'll cut power again just a month after last PowerOut (http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showthread.php?110437-power-out&highlight=)and this time is from 12/20 11pm - 12/21 7am. Last night temp dropped down in the low 40 degree and heaters work hard to keep the right temp (i know eastcoast colder than this). I'll get battery air pump out and will see how it goes in few days.

Merry Christmas everyone,


Tony

DonMD
12-20-2013, 05:26 PM
Can you heat water during a power outage? If yes, then you can always add warm water if it begins to cool too much. And I think you're doing the right thing by getting batter power to power an airstone. Very important. Good luck~

dkeef
12-20-2013, 06:10 PM
man that sucks. hate those outages. at least u will be prepared...

MKD
12-20-2013, 07:15 PM
Can you heat water during a power outage? If yes, then you can always add warm water if it begins to cool too much. And I think you're doing the right thing by getting batter power to power an airstone. Very important. Good luck~
Yes I can but I'm afraid my body parts won't allow me. Will see.


You didn't pay the bill again did you. lol
Maybe I need to borrow some money from you hahaha


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alcastro
12-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Solar panel. You have hot water heater in your garage, you will be OK

ktltn04
12-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Yes I can but I'm afraid my body parts won't allow me. Will see.


Maybe I need to borrow some money from you hahaha


please excuse smart phone poster error

Sure. I need some big adult discus for my set up :)

NAB
12-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Run a long extension cable to the nearest house with power. Psst. They will be sleeping and not even notice.

Nick Klimkowski
12-20-2013, 07:55 PM
sorry to here that Tony, i have been haveing the same problems. i have been looking into a generator.

alcastro
12-20-2013, 08:01 PM
Solar panels, generators, very expensive hobby we got our selfs into, Ha Ha

Nick Klimkowski
12-20-2013, 08:25 PM
Solar panels, generators, very expensive hobby we got our selfs into, Ha Ha

lol...Nick

MKD
12-20-2013, 11:32 PM
not only expensive. people don't know about discus, they think we are crazy lol just see the way we care, wc, and feed them. Oh well, as long as we enjoy it , that's matter :)

MKD
12-20-2013, 11:43 PM
Solar panel. You have hot water heater in your garage, you will be OK
thought about it but too expensive and other half didn't approve.


Sure. I need some big adult discus for my set up :)

Sure, how come I don't know any thing about new big tank? How big?



Run a long extension cable to the nearest house with power. Psst. They will be sleeping and not even notice.
I wish but the whole neighborhood is out of power.



sorry to here that Tony, i have been haveing the same problems. i have been looking into a generator.
tThank you Nick . I am just mad because they do it at this busy time.

MKD
12-22-2013, 04:24 AM
alright all battery air pumps are on. 1 hour went by so far so good and current temp is 47 degree F. Will see in the morning.

Disgirl
12-22-2013, 09:38 AM
We used to live where frequent ice storms knocked out our power at least once a winter. What I would do with my discus tank(s) was wrap them in blankets, sleeping bags, quilts, heavy winter coats and leave a small opening at the top for air to enter, set the battery air stone going, and leave the tank alone till power came back on, sometimes more than a day or two. The tanks never got cold, and the fish did fine. Good luck!
Barb

MKD
12-22-2013, 09:51 AM
wow!!! that is amazing, Barb. your house must be isolated very good, my garage is not. just over an hour left, can't wait to found out how my babies doing:)

OC Discus
12-22-2013, 10:17 AM
Tony,
What kind of battery operated air pump do you have?


I got a notice they'll cut power again just a month after last PowerOut (http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showthread.php?110437-power-out&highlight=)and this time is from 12/20 11pm - 12/21 7am. Last night temp dropped down in the low 40 degree and heaters work hard to keep the right temp (i know eastcoast colder than this). I'll get battery air pump out and will see how it goes in few days.

Merry Christmas everyone,


Tony

MKD
12-22-2013, 11:11 AM
http://www.kensfish.com/aquarium-supplies/air-pumps/battery-operated-air-pumps.html

from our sponsors kensfish. it runs good and has 2 outlets which requires 4x D batteries. I leave 1 in main tank and other in sump.

MKD
12-22-2013, 11:40 AM
alright back running normal. displace tank drops to 80 degree, tanks in garage drop from 75-77 degree depends size of the tank. Thank you A. Tan let me borrow extra air pump and everyone' s wishes, comments,and suggestions.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Tony

trungnguyen
12-22-2013, 11:48 AM
Good to hear about that Tony. I'm sure now you're busy with big WC for all tanks


Trung.