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No power for two weeks what to do???
Old 04-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #11
 
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I have been gone all day today been at the hospital with my mother in law and getting supplies but just checked the tank temp and it was 74 will watch thanks everyone!
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:14 PM   #12
 
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If you can maintain a room temp of at least 75, you might get by with a battery powered air pump as is used for minnow bait buckets?
If it was me, I'd enlist the help of a friend or family member and setup and emergency 10g somewhere else.
Hmmm not even sure where to get one of those and most stores are closed around power issues all over town but will see if I can find one I gotta go out again tomorrow to get some more supplies. Gotta get a bigger cooler for food and see if I can find some gas for my grill. While having to try and calm my daughter down she is 2 and wants nothing to do with anyone else right now not even her mom. She doesn't understand whats going on. We are going though town and trees and power lines are down every where and she is pointing out the window saying "oh no" I did however pick a good week for vacation LoL anyways thanks for the suggestion!!
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:02 AM   #13
 
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But how are you powering your router? Dial up should still work without power, but broadband would be different, dsl needs the converting router, fios needs the converting box thingy, and cable needs the modem.
Ahh yes you are right about that. We have DSL too... which is through the cable I believe. As far as how the router and WiFi stay up, they are on one of the a surge protectors/battery backup(UPS). There is another one on our entertainment system. they are mainly for protection then anything else. The router and wifi can stay running long after my laptop battery runs out. They are also the sources of two of the alarms in this house. They both make an awful screech ever 10 seconds when the power goes out, the carbon monoxide sensor and a few other things join in on the beeping and screeching too. Kinda like if all your smoke detectors were low on batteries... We don't have long power outages here, due to lack of really damaging storms. 8 or 10 hours is long IMO. There are some "electronics hobbyists" in my family(the nice way of putting it). This house is also on a well for water which requires an electric pump. Typical.... the powers out so no running water, but the 52" TV, WiFi, and a few computers have a couple hours of power each. Pft.... water who needs that.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:15 AM   #14
 
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wow man i hope everything goes well .. i agree with what is posted above but will repost in summery base on what little i know of your situation...

dont worry about the temp they will most be ok as its not the dead of winter in the north..

if you are heavily stocked stir the water every few hours tocreat a lot of surface agitation and help oxygen exchange..

if possible perform a water change every few days unless heavily stocked and then move that to every day

reduce feeding to every other day to every two days i know they are used to daily but they really will be ok and often will look a bit more healthy.

hope all goes well for you and yours in this crazy time... please be well and keep us posted on your well being.. as much as we all care for our wet friends i dont want you to think we dont care about you as well...
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:42 AM   #15
 
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Hmmm not even sure where to get one of those and most stores are closed around power issues all over town but will see if I can find one I gotta go out again tomorrow to get some more supplies. Gotta get a bigger cooler for food and see if I can find some gas for my grill. While having to try and calm my daughter down she is 2 and wants nothing to do with anyone else right now not even her mom. She doesn't understand whats going on. We are going though town and trees and power lines are down every where and she is pointing out the window saying "oh no" I did however pick a good week for vacation LoL anyways thanks for the suggestion!!
Sorry...when I first saw your post I wasn't thinking of the storms and the mess you're likely in. Give yer little girl a big hug for me and make sure she knows it's a big mess but it will be okay!
Mother nature can sure be a bitch when she wants to be!
Hang in there.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:56 AM   #16
 
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Sorry that you're one of the unfortunate people affected by that awful storm.

I hope everything works out well for you in the meantime. Good luck and hang in there.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:06 AM   #17
 
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I much to be thankful for I am one of the lucky ones. I have no damage to my house and everyone in my family is okay or will be okay. I have never in my life seen such a mess in his area or even heard of anyone that has. I just want to thank all of you. You all are Soo kind and helpful! As for my fish I was already feeding them once every other day since the power went out. I will try and do small water changes every couple of days. I don't think I am overstocked as it is a 55 gallon and I only have 10 fish (7 Colombian tetra and 3 otos) am going to go and try to get some algea waffers for the otos and will see if I can get some help to move the tank infront of a window as it is just me and my wife and there is no way she can help move it like it is LoL she is a small woman.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:21 AM   #18
 
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the one issue you may have is the need to drain most of the water out they are build to handle the pressure but not moving with that much weight.. just dont want to you have to try and get a new on in the midst of all of this already.. and we are very glad that you and yours are alright...
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:58 AM   #19
 
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Where are you located?

I'm in central alabama... I'm without power (at home) and phone (at home)... I moved my Betta outside, and the rest of the fish will have to do what they have to do...

Luckily I'm mailing a lot of mine out on monday, so it might just get them adjusted to room temperature before their trip... lol..
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:58 AM   #20
 
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Where are you located?

I'm in central alabama... I'm without power (at home) and phone (at home)... I moved my Betta outside, and the rest of the fish will have to do what they have to do...

Luckily I'm mailing a lot of mine out on monday, so it might just get them adjusted to room temperature before their trip... lol..
Well thankfully you're all ok... A coworker told me yesterday her sister no longer has a living room because of the storm. They live in Alabama as well, not sure what part though.
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