Storm Season among us. Power outage readiness!!!

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Tampa Bay are here , everyone is going crazy people are flooding the grocery stores and gas stations, with the feel of panic in the air, I worked this morning on the beach and had to go through a police check point they were only letting residents and contractors on the beaches.
They are saying damage is imminent and mass power outages are guaranteed, with rumors of the city of Tampa down town manually shutting down power before the storm even hits! It's going to be intense everyone go to shelter don't be brave its not worth it, it doesn't make a good story if you can't tell it!

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Looks like you guys may luck out, unfortunately for us in Charlotte County that spells trouble.
 
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Looks like you guys may luck out, unfortunately for us in Charlotte County that spells trouble.
How did you make out? We got power yesterday. Still no internet or cell. (I'm piggybacking on Walmarts wifi right now)
Looks like I lost one major coral, damaged a few more but no fish casualties.
Ran a solar bubbler and a few battery ones.
Traded off some power from the generator to circulate the water for a few hours a day.
Relied mostly on sunlight.
 

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How did you make out? We got power yesterday. Still no internet or cell. (I'm piggybacking on Walmarts wifi right now)
Looks like I lost one major coral, damaged a few more but no fish casualties.
Ran a solar bubbler and a few battery ones.
Traded off some power from the generator to circulate the water for a few hours a day.
Relied mostly on sunlight.
Got power back Thursday night and just got internet back today. Was able to run tank on inverter and generator, lights and all. Have a couple SPS looking rough, hopefully they come back but fish and softies all made it through like champs.
 
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I found a solar battery backup that I really like. Can run minimum tank equipment for about 30 hours on a full charge before I need to charge it again via solar (which I can do while it's running the equipment.)
 

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