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If you lose power

Postby Admin » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:02 am

If you lose power

I can suggest

get a battery air pump
(we are sold out for right now, try other pet stores or bait shops)

get a clean cylinder trash barrel or 2
fill with water
do frequent partial water changes of the aquarium
with the aged water

open the tank lids
drop the water level a few inches
manually break the water surface occasionally

feed lightly, if at all

clean the filters out
store them damp and clean
particularly canister filters
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Re: If you lose power

Postby Admin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:51 am

Jonathon emailed in with a good idea:

For agitation, I took an empty gallon water jug and poked a tiny hole in the bottom. Then I invert the jug and hold it under water until it's full, creating some bubble action in the water. Once the jug is full, I drain it back into the tank, creating as much water agitation as possible. Repeat this hourly when possible.

that's a great idea !
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Re: If you lose power

Postby Admin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:01 pm

we are expected 12 Penn Plax model 11
battery air pumps tomorrow

aprox $23 each
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Re: If you lose power

Postby Admin » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:00 pm

also expecting Thursday
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a dozen

Deep Blue Professional
Portable, Battery driven air pump

HURRICANE: CATAGORY 2
PORTABLE
WATER RESISTENT DESIGN, INCLUDES RUBBER SEAL FOR BOTH BATTERY COMPARTMENT AND POWER SWITCH
SILENT OPERATION, RELIABLE & POWERFUL PERFORMANCE
USES (2) "D" CELL BATTERIES
RECOMMENDED AS A BACK-UP UNIT DURING POWER LOSS, SO WHEN THE POWER DIES, YOUR LIVESTOCK WON'T

CONTENTS:
ONE AIR PUMP
AIRLINE TUBING
AIR STONE

aprox $14 each
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Re: If you lose power

Postby Admin » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:02 pm

tropical fish socity of Rhode Island
had a few ideas
http://tfsri.net/forum/index.php?topic=240.0
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