Power outage what to do?

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I have a 6 hoirs power outage monday. And i start my new job monday. I only have the ecotech battery backup. My basement is not heated. Not sure what to do? Would the wave maker on the backup battery enough? Its a 200G 150G display 50G sump. Any advice?
 

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Whats the ambient in the basement? 6 hours isnt too bad. Try to keep the basement as warm as possible.

Could also get a generator to run outside hooked up to a heater and pumps
 
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Whats the ambient in the basement? 6 hours isnt too bad. Try to keep the basement as warm as possible.

Could also get a generator to run outside hooked up to a heater and pumps
I cant run gas my basement have no heat it gets to 66F. If i get a 2000w generator. Can i run my 1000w heater on it? And return pump m2 or would it get consumed fast?
 
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Second the advice of getting a portable generator.

Battery back ups are fine. Being able to power your home and tank is better.
I cant run gas my basement have no heat it gets to 66F. If i get a 2000w generator. Can i run my 1000w heater on it? And return pump m2 or would it get consumed fast?
 

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I cant run gas my basement have no heat it gets to 66F. If i get a 2000w generator. Can i run my 1000w heater on it? And return pump m2 or would it get consumed fast?

Generator has to be ran outside. Have a garage with a 220v outlet? I think my generator is an 8500w. Powers everything that I need it to. Fridge, tank and A/C without an issue
 

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Whats the ambient in the basement? 6 hours isnt too bad. Try to keep the basement as warm as possible.

Could also get a generator to run outside hooked up to a heater and pumps
I ran my full tank except lights 2 hours per gallon . Generator has 4 gallon tank so good for 8 hrs
 

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I made one post. But idk whats happening here when i press post its literally double posting
You can always "report" the duplicate and ask the mods to remove it... Or edit the content and post "duplicate"
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Done that. So i order from amazon big sleeping bag?
You can use a blanket or other insulation materials if you have something on hand.

Maybe try it out tomorrow - insulate the tank with what you have and turn off the heater and lights. Monitor the temperature and see what you're working with.
 
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You can use a blanket or other insulation materials if you have something on hand.

Maybe try it out tomorrow - insulate the tank with what you have and turn off the heater and lights. Monitor the temperature and see what you're working with.
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Just do a test run tomorrow. If it seems like insulation won't cut it, then look into a generator (buy or borrow)
 

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Home Depot has wrap insulation or panels. Might be easier to manage
These are good options too... I was thinking he could use what was on hand first, for a trial, and then buy stuff if that doesn't work.
 

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