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Old 11-03-2011, 10:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear about the troubles, Ke, hope your generator comes in on schedule and your critters are alright.

I just heard from Michael, who says the outage at his place has already cost him all his kribs and multies - apparently his angels are okay, though. My condolences for the losses. Poor little fishies :'(

If anyone is facing imminent loss of aquatic life and still has no power, let me know. Since we have power, our generator is freed up for emergency use if someone needs it.

As I'm sure everyone's learning, it's best to buy a generator when there's no imminent threat of a storm - people panic when an outage is looming in the near future, and the stores sell out really quickly. By the time the outage actually occurs, it's far to late to think about getting one. It doesn't even take a big generator to power a small fishroom - a cheap one provides more than enough electricity.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you all for the blessings.

My generator arrived yesterday (THU the 3rd) around noon. I spent the afternoon hooking it up. All stores around here have sold out all their gas tanks and power extension cords. Crazy!

My generator has been powering my furnace, pellet stove, fridge, and all tanks. Ran through the night and everything looks OK.

This morning I checked the shrimp tanks and all my RCS respond well to light. Saw a few dead ones but nothing major. It seems RCS handles cold pretty well. I'll not move the rest (Cories, a betta, and bunch of other livestock) back till the power comes back on.
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Glad to hear you got a generator, Ke. Sorry to hear about the RCS deaths.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Dropped by puppy center in west hartford yesterday. They were cleaning up. They lost all their salt water live stock except for a few coral frags. Ouch. Hope they got insurance.
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Wow, I feel sorry for all the dead fish. How can a store this large not have a backup generator?
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Wow... I am surprised they don't have a generator. Seems ridiculous.

They must have lost 1000's of dollars.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:14 AM   #17 (permalink)
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That really sucks, especially for the poor fish - but Michael's right. If you're going to keep thousands of dollars' worth of livestock, failing to invest a couple hundred in an emergency generator is just asking for trouble.

I would really hate to see any of the few remaining LFS go out of business as a result of the outages. The loss of local businesses in general is the real tragedy here; I'm sure some of them won't be able to take a double hit from Irene and this storm...
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I lost nearly all of my fish due to an outage lastin 6 days. I had no funding for a generato at the time. I had 11 angela i have 1 left. Lost my jaguar cichlid my bloodparrot my thai silk flowerhorn 2 king lai flowerhorns my red dragon flowerhorn numerous convicts and the list goes on briefly. Before the next storm im going to be sure to own a generator before its too late


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