Hemmdog’s 90gal Seaciety and 40gal Vale of Shadows

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  1. RichtheReefer21

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    You can also just get a styrofoam cooler and fill it with ice, and run a closed-circuit cheap clear tube system that is coiled in the cooler.

    Use any cheap power head to cycle the flow in and out of the tank. It will cool the water as it goes through the ice cold coils and help as well. Hope ur fish pull through.
     

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    :(:mad::mad:

    sorry to hear man, when it rains it pours
     
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    Yep :(
     
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    Fantastic idea!
     
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    PG&E really on a hot streak
     
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    Running low on fish over here. My icecap backup is out of power now. Everyone is laying on their sides who’s still alive. I sent my wife to get the 12v car plug thing and a 100ft extension cord. I’m trying to aerate the water the best I can with a jug, scooping and pouring water, trying to get any air I can in the tank. This is a nightmare. This is worse than velvet.
     
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    My heart bleeds for you. :(
    My last one was 14 plus hours, I now own a generator.
     
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    I think that will be my first purchase.

    Seems like the big man upstairs wanted me to go fallow, or quit reefing. ;Shifty
    I don’t quit, I adjust my strategy.
     
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    I remembered it was out of my control, I moved on, it was a slow recovery!
     
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    I really don't like ecotech pumps, but their battery backup is worth it if you get frequent problems with power outages.

    Just clean the ecotech pumps very carefully and often and don't soak in vinegar
     
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    Yea I’ve heard it’s a little better. We don’t get them to often but the same transformer always blows up when it gets really hot out. It’s blown 3 times in the past year. This is the longest it’s been out by far though. Going on 13 hours now.
    I’ve seen commercials on tv for some generac home generator or something, I think I may look into that since this is more frequent than I’d like, and we can’t have gas generators, I think it’s electric. Worth a try. Anything is better than this.
     
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    Yes the cheapest option for you would be an mp40 and a battery backup most likely. It's just worth it, you can lose everything almost overnight
     
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    Hang tough. Do everything u can and fingers are crossed for u bub. Have u asked a local that has power to help u out? Theres gotta be a good neighbor in SoCal that can help u out... sigh.
     
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    I haven’t asked anyone because I’m still dealing with the velvet outbreak, I don’t know anyone that has the setup to hold sick fish separate from theirs. :(
     
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    True. I thought I was being safe with the icecap backup to run my maxspect gyres. I didn't know it would only last a few hours.
     
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    Just a perception correction...the big man upstairs is the source of life....not death! He is not testing you or trying you but PG& E on the other hand is all over the trying and testing!
     
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    ;Sorry
     
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    Very true ! Haha
     
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    Here's another relatively inexpensive option for keeping air and a small bit of flow in the tank:

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    Power just turned back on. I lost everything except my yellow tang, black leopard wrasse, and a green chromis. Worst day ever.
     
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