Anyone else dealing with extented power outage?

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    MassKoi

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    My power has been out since Sunday the 28th therefore my waterfall has been off since then. I have been keeping my hyacinth in the waterfall wet by pouring buckets of pond water on them once a day. I checked my water perameters yesterday and all are normal.
     
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    ididntdoit99 ididntdoit99

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    No hurricane here in Iowa, but a month or so ago when we had a large storm my power was out for a just one day... and the high winds and rain turned my pond into a nice big mud puddle, not fun to clean up.

    You may want to see if you can find a battery powered areator to get some oxygen into the water. Somebody was just saying they sell them at walmart in the fishing section.

    Hope everything is okay, and you get your power back soon.
     
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    koidaddy karps house of koi

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    Living in Florida I bought a generator 7 years ago when we lost power for 3 days after we were slamed by Francis I think during our 4 storms in a row through the state. Its good piece of mind to have for the pond even though I haven't needed it since then.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Do you have any fish and how are they doing .All you need is a small generator and they are not expensive and great to have on hand
     
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    Yes, I lost my beloved reef aquarium because of a power failure. Now I have one that kept me from going dark during Hurricane Irene, in fact I discovered this forum then because I couldn't see TV (no cable or satelite tv during the storm :razz: ). If you can't get the genset you can keep the bio filter alive if you place the bio media inside the main pond. Either this or dumping water like you are doing. An air pump will be great if you can get one, some are DC powered and you can run them with a battery or you can use an inverter from an auto store like Pep Boys.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    www.bigals.com has an oxygen tablet you add to the water that is supposed to be good by the ratings at least
     
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    JoaniePA Joanie

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    Hmm.. sissy. Got a porn site when I went there.. must have done something wrong!! LOL!!

    Anyhow, the battery powered aerators I have found only aerate large aquariums or bait pails. I found a solar aerator on one of the pond supply sites that will handle up to 2500 gallons, but it says it can't be used below freezing temps and most of our power outages occur in the winter from snow laden branches falling on wires. I am still considering a solar powered and wonder if anyone has experience with them.., like if when they say below freezing they mean that the air stone gets frozen in ice. Pond airstones are rarely situated in areas where there is a likelihood of them freezing solid.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    here ya go

    http://www.bigalspets.com/
     
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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    Joanie; you must have hit the "g" twice!!! John
     
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    taherrmann4 Tmann

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    That is too funny.

    Joanie I wonder how well a solar one would work in the winter with the reduced sunlight hours anyway. We get less than 10-12 hours in the colder months and I don't think this will be enough to keep it going plus it is overcast a lot so it is getting even less charge since it is not direct sunlight a lot of times. Now if it were just for emergencies than maybe it would do the trick for a few hours but I don't think for a permanent solution it would be worthwhile.
     
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    JoaniePA Joanie

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    Yeah, you're prolly right. Not enough sun. The information said it turns off when the sun goes in and turns on when the sun comes back out.. so it sounds like it doesn't even store any energy, just runs on it as it comes. I'll keep looking around.
     
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    ididntdoit99 ididntdoit99

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    oh I did the same thing the first time that somebody mentioned that site on here, its amazing how much big als is like bi gals when you smush it together. I decided i should search for the website with google before i just randomly type stuff into the browser, especially when I'm at work.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oh 99 LMAO...............at work..........yikes!
     
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    sissy sissy

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    oh gosh LMAO sure you took a good look though huh .Hyper ventilated too .More oxygen than you wanted .Thank god your boss was not monituring your puter ididntdoit99 could have been a little hard to explain .
     
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