<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15480786#post15480786 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Macimage Assuming your temperature remained fairly stable, the most likely cause of death is loss of oxygenation in the water. You need some type of backup system to run a pump to agitate the water surface.
I know that I said it before and I'll say it again. I don't see how anyone can spend thousands on a setup and not spend $200.00 for a generator from home depot. In fact I have also posted that when I walked into a pawn shop, there were 2 generators for sale for around $125.00 and 1 looked brand new. A lot of contractors are out of work and are pawning them. Mine saved my tank at least 3 times in as many years. Mine runs my tank powerheads and lights and heater as well as the fridge and a couple house lights and the TV and when the cable was out we had DVDs. When you consider all that you have spent on the tank and equipment and your animals, it really is cheap SECURITY.