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post #81 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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So I would just have to get a battery powered air pump and powerhead then? That seems doable. How long would my tank stay alive in this situation?
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So I would just have to get a battery powered air pump and powerhead then? That seems doable. How long would my tank stay alive in this situation?
Indefinitely as long as that pump runs and the temperature is regulated. Without oxygenating the water I think within a few hours the fish will use up their oxygen supply.

Of course, I would do larger water changes if this were to be a prolonged period of time.



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post #83 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Would I have to buy a bunch of battery powerheads (20x the flow) or would one be okay for say up to 3 days?
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Would I have to buy a bunch of battery powerheads (20x the flow) or would one be okay for say up to 3 days?
In this situation, survival is more your plan. Obviously the greater the flow the better, but whatever you can do to get the surface of the water to make an air exachange will help.



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post #85 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Got it. I just really do not want to invest all this cash into this tank and in a few months have the whole thing die and have to start over :/
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post #86 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 07:50 PM
i have a primitive set up but worked for when we lost power for a week.its a set of 4 used car batterys with a power converter(you kno the converters that allow you to put a dvd or play station in your car).the converter is a 2000watt 12volt to 120 ac like this one but bigger.
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i hooked the heater and the power head and my return pump.ran for about 3 days.but id charge one batt at a time every other day in my car for about a hr or take a drive...its a pain but came threw in a clutch when i needed it..
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post #87 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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So I told the guy I would take the tank set up for $200 if it didnt have any scratches. I dont want to be a jerk and back out of the deal, but if I change my mind do you think I could get my money back easily? It's a 46gal bowfront with a black back and stand. Should I go for it?
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post #88 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 08:23 PM
GO FOR IT!!! JUMP IN!!!

As for getting your money back, doubtful.
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post #89 of 133 Old 08-22-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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I know I wont get my money back for the fish and stuff, but for the setup I mean. Do you think if I wanted to I could resell?
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I know I wont get my money back for the fish and stuff, but for the setup I mean. Do you think if I wanted to I could resell?
Doubtful. He's gettin rid of it cuz he doesn't want it anymore.
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