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Old 10-17-2006, 10:19 PM   #1
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WNY Power Outage Whose tank survived?


Just wondering if everyones tank made it through the power outage cause by the storm. I was without power for 2 days and everything seems to be going well. I was able to keep my house at 67 because of my gas fireplace. I feel I was lucky because there are still 100,000 people without power at this point. I called Jake at The Fish Place and asked how they were doing and he told me that they had a generator and were able to save most of the fish. He said he also had a lot of cases of ICH going on. He also said that Markheim Pets on Sheridan has lost all of their fish.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:22 PM   #2
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thats sad, i live in massachusetts and i hope something like that would never happen.
im glad you did well, sorry about you loss
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:09 AM   #3
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We lucked out up here with only 6-8" of snow. It still caused a big mess with downed limbs but nothing like Cheektowaga, Amherst and Tonawanda. The power flickered a couple times on Friday and that was it.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:26 PM   #4
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I have a generator that was set up to power key circuites in my house - heat, refrigerator, some lights. I modified it to run the tank power.
Kinda cool seeing the glow of the tank in that corner of the house with no other lights.

Cozy inside - outside looks like a hurricane came through!

I was wondering about TFP - thanks for the info
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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We lost power for about 36 hours. The tank dropped about 8 degrees but luckily we only had one casualty. Plants seem to have fared well.
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:21 PM   #6
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We got really worried once WNY started losing power and they said we were supposed to get similar weather/ freezing rain.
We have a kerosene heater for emergencies - so i ran out and bought a big canister full of it.

Everyone says we'll have a record winter this year. I hate NY weather. LOL
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Old 10-23-2006, 05:30 PM   #7
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lost all my fish, was without power for about 100 hrs... I had to seek refuge at my parent's and wasn't able to bring the fish....

the temperature in my tanks when I got back (after 1 hrs of electricity, so heater + room heat) was 50 degrees....

yeah when I went to Markheim's they didn't seem to hae much stock....condolences to all those that lost fish
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:51 AM   #8
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Sorry to hear that Enoch. I don't have much in fish but give me a couple weeks and will have a lot of plants you can have.

-Jake
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