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Old 07-18-2006, 05:28 PM
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Manhattan Reefs What do you do when the lights go out?

This article covers blackout preparation for aquarium owners and was originally published in Marine Fish and Reef USA Annual 2006.

Please see the full PDF attachment to the right to download the copy with color photos.

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Old 07-19-2006, 04:49 PM
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Excellent article. I can not agree enough about battery operated pumps. That is what saved most of my livestock during the blackout. I'm glad you were able to pull off such a huge rescue effort. Really shows your dedication to the hobby!
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Old 07-19-2006, 11:35 PM
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Thanks. It was quite an experience. One that many are going through as we speak. RD
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jeesh. is that map for real? look at the entire ny metro area on there, compared to everwhere else!

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we're lucky planes didnt crash - AAirlines grounded everything for a whole day.
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Old 07-23-2006, 01:50 PM
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totally man, have you seen maps of the AIR TRAFFIC over NEW YORK TRISTATE AREA at any given point in time? most of the planes we don't even hear or see because of the altitude.

the JFK map is always lit up like the nyc xmas tree, each bulb equals a plane.
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Old 07-30-2006, 06:36 AM
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i currently use a computer ups battery on my tank in the event of a n emergency but plan to by a generator when i get back from Greece in three weeks. I live on Staten Island and even though I live near the recent affected area I was lucky
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Randy this is an awesome article, thank you for taking the time and effort to write it and share it with us.
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Hey guys,

i have 2 ups' on my tanks.. one will run my iwaki pump for about 5 hours .. the other will run my seio powerheads for about 14 hours !!!!


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