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rsisvixen
12-07-2015, 06:52 AM
Uggg I swear I live in the power out triangle. 3rd time and of course it has to happen while I have fish going through ttm. *sigh* So over it already.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
12-07-2015, 10:42 AM
You seriously need to invest in a generator or UPS battery back up system.

rsisvixen
12-07-2015, 07:24 PM
I have a back up, but it runs the main system not the QT system or the ttm system, just bad luck that the power outs happen when I'm doing QT or ttm :/

Animal-Chin
12-07-2015, 10:03 PM
Ya maple ridge keeps getting hit hard. Last night my power stayed on but my roof didn't! got a crew up there fixing it now.

Hang in there, going through outbreaks sucks but it happens to us all. I lost all my livestock last year to a velvet outbreak. I let the system go fallow for 2 months and fired it back up and now I have a tank full of happy fish. Going through the re build was the worst ever.

rsisvixen
12-08-2015, 12:21 AM
I think its all Murphy's fault, of course the power out would happen the same day I picked up my tang at JL.

Ya maple ridge keeps getting hit hard. Last night my power stayed on but my roof didn't! got a crew up there fixing it now.

Ouch! Not fun hope they get it done before the next storm hits tonight.

e46er
12-08-2015, 01:51 AM
Go hit up Costco champion generator like 4000watts for $300 and last I heard use Honda motors.
Run a lot of stuff on 4000 watts. Gotta keep the fridge n freezers cold

rsisvixen
12-08-2015, 01:55 AM
Can't use generators at night due to by-laws

hillegom
12-08-2015, 02:09 AM
Can't use generators at night due to by-laws

Install a better muffler? Aftermarket?

Aquattro
12-08-2015, 03:09 AM
Go hit up Costco champion generator like 4000watts for $300

What Costco are you shopping at? 550 is the cheapest they have.

Myka
12-08-2015, 03:13 AM
Can't use generators at night due to by-laws
That bylaw isn't lifted for power outages?

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rsisvixen
12-08-2015, 03:27 AM
Nope, cause you are disturbing your neighbours that are trying to sleep power out or not. They fine pretty heavily too.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
12-08-2015, 09:55 AM
A Honda generator is usually very quiet. If you had it running in a shed or garage and just make sure you don't gas yourself when you go fill it up, it should make virtually no noise that your neighbours can hear.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
12-08-2015, 12:33 PM
I just saw that J&L now stocks the AquaTop battery powered air pumps for $14.95. That's a really good price for insurance for your tanks. I'm going to go stock up on a few since I have six tanks (fw & sw), even though I have a small generator and a UPS backup. Just paranoid, although our power lines are buried so not [knock on wood] been affected by all these wind storms so far. I just like to be "OCD" prepared.

Myka
12-08-2015, 01:53 PM
Nope, cause you are disturbing your neighbours that are trying to sleep power out or not. They fine pretty heavily too.

Wow, I think that's the "mild BC coast tax" you're paying right there. If there's an outage here at this time of year they let us run generators - besides which, it's a hell of a lot cheaper to pay the fines than repair all the frozen water lines! ;)

I just saw that J&L now stocks the AquaTop battery powered air pumps for $14.95.

These are great, I have a few of these (got them at PetCetera years ago).

sphelps
12-08-2015, 02:19 PM
The Honda EU series generators are quite, used them before, your neighbors won't hear it.

Aquattro
12-08-2015, 02:27 PM
The Honda EU series generators are quite, used them before, your neighbors won't hear it.

Problem being they're quite a bit more money for something you hope to never use. I have seen them in use, and damn quiet, but big bucks.

Coasting
12-08-2015, 05:06 PM
I bought a couple of these
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Fashion-Battery-Powered-Portable-Air-Pump-for-Aquarium-Fish-Tank/32557012682.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.30.l2PZ5L&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7,searchweb201644_0,sea rchweb201560_9
and 1 of these incase those blue ones were crap and this ones exactly like the petsmart ones that work well.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/WSFS-Hot-DC-Battery-Aquarium-Fish-Tank-Oxygenation-Air-Pump-Air-Stone-Tube/32430810897.html

Both work awesome.
And MUCH cheaper then anything you can buy in store here. I bought some 7" bubble wands to go with them instead of the air stones so there is a wider surface area for the bubbles vs just 1 spot.

Tom R
12-08-2015, 07:13 PM
My Toyota Tacoma came with a 400w inverter.

All I do is open the garage door.
Start up the pick up and let it idol.
Run an extension cord to a power bar near the tank.
Plug in my low wattage AMP Master circulation pump
Plug in a Tunze water pump to each tank

Run it for approx 15 minutes every 3 to 4 hours and you should be fine.

Tom R

e46er
12-08-2015, 09:20 PM
What Costco are you shopping at? 550 is the cheapest they have.

My buddy bought one in the summer for camping from Costco I helped him carry it out for $299...... Jacked up prices for winter I guess

Aquattro
12-08-2015, 09:59 PM
My buddy bought one in the summer for camping from Costco I helped him carry it out for $299...... Jacked up prices for winter I guess

Nice. For that price, I'd buy one today. But cheapest they have now is 550ish and tax. Since I've never had a loss of power for more than an hour in 20 years, hard to spend that kind of money.

Reef Pilot
12-09-2015, 03:01 AM
Just a couple short power blips on Sunday, despite the raging storm out there.

But my Shaw internet, TV and phone were down all day Mon and just came up this afternoon (Tues). This is the 2nd multi day Shaw outage in 6 months (while the power was up). Not sure what their excuse is, but next time Telus offers me a good promotion, I will seriously look at it.

hillegom
12-09-2015, 03:23 AM
I would phone shaw and complain
I have done that and they gave me a day's cost back on the monthly bill

e46er
12-09-2015, 05:16 AM
Just a couple short power blips on Sunday, despite the raging storm out there.

But my Shaw internet, TV and phone were down all day Mon and just came up this afternoon (Tues). This is the 2nd multi day Shaw outage in 6 months (while the power was up). Not sure what their excuse is, but next time Telus offers me a good promotion, I will seriously look at it.



NOOOOOO telus is beyond terrible
i cant wait until my contract is up. Ive already told them to cancel the day the 3 year is done dont even bother calling to confirm.
the reason they offer all these "extras" is because the service itself is so sub par compared to shaw.

e46er
12-09-2015, 05:17 AM
Nice. For that price, I'd buy one today. But cheapest they have now is 550ish and tax. Since I've never had a loss of power for more than an hour in 20 years, hard to spend that kind of money.
very true and Im in the same boat. he bought it for camping

ORRRRR just call your local neighborhood gas fitter *cough cough* and put in a natural gas backup generator and never worry again!

WarDog
12-09-2015, 05:28 AM
ORRRRR just call your local neighborhood gas fitter *cough cough* and put in a natural gas backup generator and never worry again!

Really? A $500 portable genny is much more affordable than a NG gen set.

e46er
12-09-2015, 05:45 AM
Really? A $500 portable genny is much more affordable than a NG gen set.

it was a joke......... are you not a retired gas fitter? I thought if anyone picked up on it it would have been you.

WarDog
12-09-2015, 05:48 AM
it was a joke......... are you not a retired gas fitter? I thought if anyone picked up on it it would have been you.

I'm a little slow... hence why I am a gas fitter. :biggrin:

e46er
12-09-2015, 05:50 AM
I'm a little slow... hence why I am a gas fitter. :biggrin:

oh you took the low blow and turned it right around. damn!

shiftline
12-09-2015, 07:06 AM
Speaking of power outages. Mine as out for about an hour today. My whole tank is on a ups. After about 20 min I flicked off everything but the return pump. And she lasted the run of it all. My ace to re-wire my switch Bar so just the return of mp10 is on ups