- Feb 4, 2014
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So last Tuesday we had a massive wind storm that blew over trees knocked down power lines and put 180 thousand+ people out of power here in my area. The power didn't come on for me again until Friday night. It's winter here so nights are getting down to 20 degrees which is well below freezing and of course my tank heaters have had to work over time but the house temp helps keep my reef at a nice 79 degrees. Well power went out and with the temp so low outside the house cooled down fast. Luckily I have an RV with a generator on it and was able to hook up my tank and my house heat and so kept everything alive. Sadly many of my friends weren't so lucky and lost their fish and corals to tank temps dropping to 59 degrees and lower. I went and got some coral today from a friend and helped him net out his dead fish which if you've ever had 5-10 year old fish die its tragic and scaring as losing a dog or cat. Anyways the moral of this story is if you live in a winter state or country save yourself a lot of money and heartache and get yourself a generator that is capable of running your tank. It's not often we encounter situations like power outages and such but when it does happen better safe then sorry.