Power outages

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  1. carlosdeandrade

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    I stay in North Riding, any one else experiencing electricity outage today. @459b's brother will have no power till Friday because of cable theft. How scary is that? :eek:
     
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  3. BrandonH

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    In Fourways we were out for about two hours early this morning.
     
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    The power outages are getting scary nowadays...
    Last week, we had another 24hour outage...
    Earlier this year, we had a 4 day outage in brits... (Lucky to have a generator...)
     
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    5 years ago i was without power for 11 days, due to cable theft
     
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    Yeah this is a whole new ball game these outages. Normally most important items for your marine tank is a good quality skimmer, lighting and flow. Now i believe most important in our country is an inverter and genie, as without electricity no point in having a marine tank, and i believe its getting worse
     
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    Ouch, thats gonna hurt a tank...
    Goodluck carlos!
     
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    That's why I have this

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    45Kva
     
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    Shot! I should be fine, only time will tell. UPS still ok, they say it be up at 10am
     
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    That's a monster! Bet you the neighbours hate you when it runs! :D
     
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    :eek: I would be finished!
     
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    Super silent so you can hrdly hear it running:thumbup:
     
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    @carlosdeandrade, I know a guy that makes DIY Battery back-up units for the vortech pumps if you are intrested PM me...
     
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    Thanks bud, have my mp60 on my battery back up, I'm good for now, and also have extra deep cycle gel batteries.
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    Also power outage in sandringham..
     
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    the neighbours have tapped in illegally to his supply :p
     
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    :lol: @jumbosmart, if you don't mind, how much did you pay for that and what do you run?
     
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    the neighbourhood :p ofcourse!
     
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    Runs my whole house and cottage, can have everything on in the house including geysers and aircons.
    Probably overkill but worth it, its has an auto switch over so when electricity went out at 4am I didn't even know.
    So now my tank is never without electricity
     
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