Well, glad she found hers!
I bet little man looked adorible all snuggled up for the night. They are so cute when they sleep. When their awake? Now THAT'S a different story!
Your switch gave out already!?! Man that's anoying!
Glad you got then new one though. Ahhhh, new stuff
Sorry in advance for all the useless advice, but my dad worked with electricity my entire life, so it's kinda been drilled in my head! Feel free to skip my rambling
It's not so much the number of outlets, but the max load per outlet and for your house. Low energy items can be pluged into a power strip, but high watt items need direct outlet connections. Also, check the max load each breaker can take before it flips to save yourself the trouble of a burned out breaker. Figure out what items in your home go to what breaker (plug lights into each outlet, turn on lights and flip each breaker to see what goes where) to spread the load out between them. You might be surprised to see what breaker goes to which outlet. My dad has been in some CRAZY wired houses where one breaker only went to a single outlet! If you need to use an extension cord, make sure to use one with a good load capacity (the size of the cord doesn't matter! Plenty of "thick" cords can only cary a low load!).
Also, electronics suck electricity when they are plugged in regardless of rather their being used or not! A phone charger, a gaming system, that lamp you never use... all add to the load on that breaker. Also, overloaded breakers don't always flip off which can also cause problems.
Your house also has a maximum amount of watts per minute that your electric line can carry (like a river can only sucessfully hold so much water) and can also become overloaded. The effect (usually caused by not enough electricity getting to the house because of a down trasnformer or an electric line with a tree on it) is called a brown out. The electronics are still getting electricity, but not enough to power them fully. Every had a light that kinda gets a little dim, but the bulb is still good? That's the brown out effect. It causes the device to work harder than normal and can cause it to burn up! Can't tell you how many people lost their refrigerators over just that.
Anyway, once you find out what your breakers go to, the load each breaker can take, and the load your house can tank, you can figure out where to plug in each tank and all your high watage items and avoid flipping breakers and brown outs all together!
Hey, does anyone on here sell plants? I'm needing a few more , but not really wanting to spend the gas to drive to PetSmart. The online places charge CRAZY shipping! Like $30-40! I want a floating plant that wouldn't be messy (edible plants prefered) and Anubias, Water Sprite, or something that would enjoy my soft water. Any ideas?
You can see the empty spaces. I'm currently doing a bit of rearanging, so please excuse the crappy pic. Trying to figure out how much room I have for more plants http://www.bettafish.com/picture.php...ictureid=31109