Urgent help needed Need a generator asap

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  1. keyaam

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    As the title says the power will be out for 2 days and i need a genny asap
     
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    Damn that's terrible. Sorry we are in Jo'burg. Hope you come right.
     
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    OK if a power source cannot be found work on this or similar.

    Get a few 25l containers of SW, NSW or pre made. Set them up to drip into the tank to provide O2. Drain from the sump into an empty drum and keep the cycle going. If it is no too cold he tank should be ok with slow movement through the filter. But continuous movement is important. every hour or so take out a 2 - 3 buckets of water from the tank and pour back into the tank creating movement for corals and releasing Co2.

    Hope you get a power source soon.
     
  5. keyaam

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    Thanks for the reply NJ. I have a battery operated airpump which supplied oxygen to the tank for 4 hours. Luckily i am home so i dumped water between sump and dt continuosly. Temperature dropped by 6 degrees in 5 hours.The power has been restored but its temporary. They deployed a generator to feed the whole area from a burnt out substation. I need some sort of backup but not too costly. Any advice
     
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    Try a blanket around the tank to retain heat and if you have a gas cooker boil some water and let it cool a little... then put into 2 liter coke bottles then float in tank .... heat will dissipate into the water keeping the tanks water warm ..... other than that follow NJ's advice and all the best ....
     
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    if you can wait till the morning - go hire a genny from a tool hire place - it shouldnt be too expensive!
     
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    Man - I forgot today is a public holiday so its gonna hamper your chances of getting one!
     
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    Yo dude, sorry I only see ur thread nw, anything I can help wit?..... Hire it rents out geni for cheap, I gt it by dem a few times, in klip rd
     
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    Ryobi had yesterday a promotion at Builders Warehouse Centurion.

    I bought a Ryobi 950 genni for R749. Can run constantly at 650w, peak is 950w.
    So you can run return pump, some lights and even some powerheads.

    now, that is one thing I wish I never have to use.
     
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    Lol, generators does the job perfectly but with lotsa noise an fumes, an constant fuel filling lol
     
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    Sorry boet, this happened to me not so long ago :( .. Its truly a KAK feeling
     
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