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    Winter sucks!

    Shades of last year... power was down here for 4 ~ 5 hours. I made out fine, did not even have to break out the inverter. I have a 1000watt MGE UPS that kept a 400 powerhead running for circulation. Temp dropped a few deg, but I find that the tank holds the heat well. How did others fare?

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    Wow I just broke 300 posts! :P

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    not bad here. got a small generator from work that runs the tank so i'm ok.
    Barry

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    Lost power for 10 mins. Just a couple of binks.

    Arms are sore from shoveling 3 driveways

    Nov 14 is a little early for snow.

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    time to invest in a snowblower.

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    A snow Blower ??? You know how many fish and how much coral that would buy ???
    Rob

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    No snowblowers in the west but try 6 days of non stop rain. Man I have to figure out a way to live down south. Winter sucks imo too!
    PLEASE SEND ALL ACROPORA FRAGS TO THE REEFSURFER

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    Same here, it was out for almost 5 hours. I ran the tanks off a power inverter hooked up to my car battery. Around suppertime I decided to fire up the generator. When I got it going and turned around to go back in the lights were on.

    Gail (Mom Rules) in Aylesford is still out but one of our new club members there brought her a generator. She also has a wood stove so she'll be ok.

    I just heard from Norris. He was out of town and just got back. Not good. His power is still out and probably was since last night. He just got his power inverter going now but almost all his fish and corals are dead.
    Susan

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    I hope everyone makes out OK. We had no power troubles and only got 3-4" of snow. Funny how 20km can make that much of a difference.

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    An update from Norris - he got his power back very late last night. He was able to save more fish than he thought. Some that were on the sand he revived when he got the oxygen going. The tank got down to about 65F and I suspect the cold is what saved them, lowered the metabolism so they didn't need as much oxygen. He lost his tangs and angels but saved the rest, including a picasso trigger. He figures the power was off about 23 hours before he got home.
    Susan

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