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NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 04:28 AM
Hello.i was wondering if anyone has an extra ecotech battery back up I could borrow ASAP?as I don't have power ATM and BC hydro is unable to come and assess the issue til tomorrow morning cuz it's already late:( if you have one that you can lend me I'd appreciate it.im in North Van and carless...pls call/text me at 604-349-7836.thanks

apexifd
06-18-2014, 04:37 AM
I don't have one. but how about car battery with dc-ac power invertor?

NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 04:40 AM
I don't have that either:( also what do I do for the heat?temp is dropping.

FishinGoalie
06-18-2014, 04:49 AM
Go out buy a generator just a small one do a little research first though some generators kill powerheads for some reason. If you don't have a car get a taxi paying 50$ for a tai is better then loosing 2k worth of corals

Slyguy00
06-18-2014, 04:50 AM
Do you have natural gas? If so can always turn up the heat in your house.

FishinGoalie
06-18-2014, 04:52 AM
Or attach your hose to your sink and turn the hot water on and put your hose in your tank and let it run though your tank and the external temperature of the hose will warm up water depending on the size of your tank. But then again i don't know how your hot water works so you may not have that either

Slyguy00
06-18-2014, 04:53 AM
Or attach your hose to your sink and turn the hot water on and put your hose in your tank and let it run though your tank and the external temperature of the hose will warm up water depending on the size of your tank. But then again i don't know how your hot water works so you may not have that either

Thats a great idea, never thought of that one.

NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 04:54 AM
Do you have natural gas? If so can always turn up the heat in your house.

Unfortunately,I don't:( I'm just too shy to borrow some power from my next door neighbour.

NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 04:56 AM
Go out buy a generator just a small one do a little research first though some generators kill powerheads for some reason. If you don't have a car get a taxi paying 50$ for a tai is better then loosing 2k worth of corals

I just have a nano tank but with decent size SPS colonies and chalices.

FishinGoalie
06-18-2014, 04:57 AM
Then the hose will work perfectly to keep it warm. but with a small tank don't cook ur tank !

FishinGoalie
06-18-2014, 05:00 AM
And i guess you could use a spatula to keep water moving? or blowing through a tube every once and awhile

apexifd
06-18-2014, 05:00 AM
$40 from Home Depot for the inverter, 400watt unit, should be enough to power the vortech and a small heater for awhile

NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 05:01 AM
And i guess you could use a spatula to keep water moving? or blowing through a tube every once and awhile

That's what I'm doing right now:)

NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 05:02 AM
$40 from Home Depot for the inverter, 400watt unit, should be enough to power the vortech and a small heater for awhile

Thank you for the suggestion.would wal-mart have that?

FishinGoalie
06-18-2014, 05:06 AM
That's what I'm doing right now:)

What blowing through a hose or using a spatula? Lol Good times hopefully everything turns out ok:)

Do you have friends or family you could call and ask them to pick it up for you? just don't tell them its for the fish tank because people without fish tanks don't understand fish tank if you get what I'm saying.

hillegom
06-18-2014, 05:13 AM
wrap some blankets around the tank. Will do good for a while.

GoFish
06-18-2014, 05:21 AM
Your neighbor has power?! I'll go knock on their door for you... I've been thinking for 1/2hr how to help, all I can think of is my fj cruiser has a 110v plug in the back but I need it for work at 6 am.
Walmart cap mall is open and most likely has an inverter
I can lend you a large freshly charged marine battery if you need one, I'll pm you my number

NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 05:40 AM
Good news.a major crisis has been averted.i went to walmart and got a 10 metre extension cord and asked my neighbour if I could bum some electricity,and she said yes......I thank you all for your assistance,truly appreciate it.

NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 05:56 AM
Your neighbor has power?! I'll go knock on their door for you... I've been thinking for 1/2hr how to help, all I can think of is my fj cruiser has a 110v plug in the back but I need it for work at 6 am.
Walmart cap mall is open and most likely has an inverter
I can lend you a large freshly charged marine battery if you need one, I'll pm you my number

Yes,the entire building has power except my suite:( BC hydro is coming first light tomorrow to fix the problem(s) thanks guys

NIVLEM09
06-18-2014, 05:58 AM
What blowing through a hose or using a spatula? Lol Good times hopefully everything turns out ok:)

Do you have friends or family you could call and ask them to pick it up for you? just don't tell them its for the fish tank because people without fish tanks don't understand fish tank if you get what I'm saying.

I was doing both for a bit then I got tired lol my other neighbour offered to drive me to walmart which I accepted.it was really nice of him to do that.he wouldn't even accept gas money.

christyf5
06-18-2014, 05:00 PM
And now you know two neighbors! How did the evening go? Did BC Hydro get the power issue resolved?

NIVLEM09
06-19-2014, 12:47 AM
And now you know two neighbors! How did the evening go? Did BC Hydro get the power issue resolved?

The issue was resolved this morning.BC hydro made a huge mistake,they were supposed to disconnect my other neighbour's power but instead disconnected mine!i was furious when i found that out and for compensation,I don't have to pay my bill for the next two months.it could've lost thousands of dollars worth of corals from that boo boo.its a good thing that there are good people out there willing to lend a helping hand:biggrin:

Slyguy00
06-19-2014, 01:00 AM
Sounds like a win win. Met your neighbours, and get hydro for 2 months for free and never lost a coral. Cant argue with that:mrgreen:

NIVLEM09
06-19-2014, 01:09 AM
Sounds like a win win. Met your neighbours, and get hydro for 2 months for free and never lost a coral. Cant argue with that:mrgreen:

Yes,Sir

GoFish
06-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Happy it all worked out for ya :biggrin:

NIVLEM09
06-19-2014, 05:57 AM
Happy it all worked out for ya :biggrin:

Thanks,Bryant.i too am happy it worked out well:)