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Old 10-06-2009, 11:02 PM   #1 
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Plans for power outages.

ok, so we know that winter is on it's way, whether we like it or not. I was wondering if any of you have thought about what you would do if you had a power outage and how you would keep your fish warm. I bought some of those shipping heat packs.I plan on putting my bettas in the cups they came in or gladware containers, bought especially for them and never had food in them. Then I would put the containers in a cooler with a couple of those heat packs. Anyone have any other ideas or suggestions?
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:06 PM   #2 
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I know that for short power outages wrapping tinfoil around your tank helps to insulate it...
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #3 
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I think I'm just planning on wrapping blankets and towels around the tanks and hope for the best D:.....closing the windows and doors where the tanks are too.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:17 PM   #4 
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Lol, im glad in florida i dont have to worry about my fish getting cold :)

Also the only time we have power outages is during hurricane season, luckily thats in summer when its ridiculously hot.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:19 PM   #5 
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We have power outages here a lot. Last year we had the remnants of Hurricane Ike and it darn near ripped our whole roof off!
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:57 AM   #6 
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yikes drama, hope that never happens again

im so glad i finally moved where i cant be affected by hurricanes anymore. i grew up in fl and several other states and even the carribean for a few years, always on the coast. this is a nice change. lol
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:34 AM   #7 
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My betta tank is on the same battery back up that my computer is on in case of power outages or surges.

Well, that sounded nerdy.....
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #8 
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i live in chicago and it gets pretty cold, the fish would probobably die if that were to happen during the winter. Whats the lowest absolute temp. a betta can be in btw?
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #9 
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i am also glad im in FL and dont need to worrie about it, but i have delt with it in maine and my god it sucks, if your into doing electrical setups you can do a small solor or wind setup to charge a backup battery wich could run a few fish heaters for alteast 14 hours a day.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:53 PM   #10 
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Generator!! Haha New Jersey winters are not fun either and we loose power at my house alllllllll the time.
Worse comes to worse I'll put Blueberry in the little like 1/2 gallon bowl I have and bring him to my boyfriends and sit him next to their wood burning stove. I'm pretty sure if I can be warm in shorts and a tshirt (and have to open windows while it's snowing!) my fishy could stay warm too :)
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