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Old 02-01-2011, 12:45 PM   #1 
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So, probably as you have already read and heard about. The northeast is currently getting some crazy storms. I have two tanks set up right now, my 20 gal community, and my 5 gallon qt, with my Betta. Both of them are heated and filtered. If the power goes out is there any way I can preserve some of the heat in the tank?
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:48 PM   #2 
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If you have a fireplace yo may be able to put your 5 gallon around it. if you dont have a fireolace you could always wrap a towel around it. dont know about your 20 gal tank though
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:54 PM   #3 
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for the twenty gallon, maybe float a gallon of hot water to help?
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:55 PM   #4 
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for the twenty gallon, maybe float a gallon of hot water to help?
wow, brilliant idea. I would have never even have began to think of that. Thanks. Haha.
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I wish I could have a big tank, but I have heard for smaller ones, a water bottle, so i just supersized it xD
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #6 
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if u dont have a gas stove, maybe fill a few and put them by the fireplace now in case?
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if u dont have a gas stove, maybe fill a few and put them by the fireplace now in case?
we have a gas water heater
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:08 PM   #8 
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thats good. Im trying to get my tank temp up right now(stupid crap heaters) and since I didnt have water bottles, and they would prolly be too big for my 2 and 2.5 gallon, I had small clear disposible cups so I covered them with plastic wrap(so my betta doesnt jump in and in case it spills and taped them to the side of the tanks. Both fish are exploring the cups right now.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:09 PM   #9 
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Yahh not to bum ya but even gas water heaters have electric igniters that go out when theirs no power......
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:25 PM   #10 
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Yahh not to bum ya but even gas water heaters have electric igniters that go out when theirs no power......
That's what matches are for.

... Of course, if you are a kid let your parents do that...

EDIT: Opps, I thought you were talking about gas stove. Water heater might not work like that. My bad.

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