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Just topped of my Genny in what my phone says feels like 2 degrees. Only 5 more hours till the sun comes up I think I can see the finish line!
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14 degrees outside here and I’m staying up with you, bud. Tank temps looking solid (above 78 right now but I’m waiting for if the power turns off).
 

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14 degrees outside here and I’m staying up with you, bud. Tank temps looking solid (above 78 right now but I’m waiting for if the power turns off).
Made it all night and as soon as I top it off this morning she freezes up... Took her inside to warm her up for 15 mins, god I hope we get power back today.
 

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Sorry to hear everyone. Luckily I got power back yesterday at 3:30 pm. I feel for you as yesterday was hell. If anyone needs anything let me know. I’m in spring


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Is there no power in your neighbor hood steve

I’m across the street literally in the neighborhood across the street. Got power back yesterday at about 3:30. Steve still without.


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Powers still down in Katy after a quick tease yesterday...If you have a Jenny and a gas furnace here is the trick I’m pulling tonight if Home Depot is open: Find the wire coming from your unit (most likely in the attic) disconnect it from whatever switch it’s attached to....attach a plug with large rating (buy at depot or pull from thick extension cord)...then plug it into your Jenny! Only works with gas unit that only needs power for blower motor....used to make shop fans with these motors and hooked me up the same way.


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wondering if he has a direct problem and not a area problem.
TOMORROW will be the problem snow or rain all day on what we have. Then come friday the melt will begin by Saturday we may have a flooding event.
 

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I'm in the cresmont area near hobby and only had 3 hrs of power since 6am Monday. Still no power but thankfully took everyone's advice from hurricane season to buy a generator that's kept my tanks and 1 br warm with a heater. Waiting til the sun comes out to refill my gas containers hopefully nearby
 

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Powers still down in Katy after a quick tease yesterday...If you have a Jenny and a gas furnace here is the trick I’m pulling tonight if Home Depot is open: Find the wire coming from your unit (most likely in the attic) disconnect it from whatever switch it’s attached to....attach a plug with large rating (buy at depot or pull from thick extension cord)...then plug it into your Jenny! Only works with gas unit that only needs power for blower motor....used to make shop fans with these motors and hooked me up the same way.


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Or maybe hook up to any 220 appliance using correct plugs&wiring, kill your main breaker + anything not needed then you can back feed generator into your house.
 

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From a friend at Centerpoint, most of this is an ERCOT issue. They have areas of the city that could be brought back online and ERCOT won't allow them... aka Katy, where he lives. I'm in Woodforest & we are dealing with rolling black outs yesterday & today. My tanks are in my office in the kingwood area and were down for 16 hrs yesterday (thankfully I had a generator) but I still had to drive 1.25 hrs to get there on the icy roads. Kingwood itself I believe kept power the whole time, but they aren't Entergy. This is all a bunch of BS! Good Luck everyone!
 

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From a friend at Centerpoint, most of this is an ERCOT issue. They have areas of the city that could be brought back online and ERCOT won't allow them... aka Katy, where he lives. I'm in Woodforest & we are dealing with rolling black outs yesterday & today. My tanks are in my office in the kingwood area and were down for 16 hrs yesterday (thankfully I had a generator) but I still had to drive 1.25 hrs to get there on the icy roads. Kingwood itself I believe kept power the whole time, but they aren't Entergy. This is all a bunch of BS! Good Luck everyone!
Yeah their twitter is a joke, centerpoint could be more transparent, but I hope someone sues ERCOT for this stupid fiasco. So many people needed that power...
 

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Paxton knows a moneymaker when he sees one. Just got power back after 32 hours of nothing. I had the generator running which is undeniably the loudest sleep noise maker ever. Woke up Monday morning to a fridge reef and sprang into action. Set up generator, extension cords, extra heaters. Last night house went down to 52 so still manageable, tank was having a hard time holding around 77 with 3 heaters going in a little 20g tank. I wrapped it on the suggestion of a marsh member (I wont say who... but it start with a C and ends with a Ody) and things climbed to 80 stayed. Everything looks alive but we will see. I'm sure I am one of the luckier ones as a lot of people where just not prepared for this. You know, we have battery packs and so on but nothing that will withstand 24+ hours. Lets hope they don't roll us though more black outs.
 

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Woo hoo we have had power for an hour.

ive moved aquariums back to utility. Thermostats said house was 49°.

Apexes showing most tanks at 72°. I know I lost a coral frag tank. I forgot to move it’s heater stumbling around in the dark. But thankfully my Achilles, Gem and Hawaiian flame wrasse that are in QT were happy to see me. Gonna go feed here in a bit.

still have genny running a space heater just in case. If everything stays on a bit longer I’m gonna shut it down and move it to garage so it doesn’t get too cold to start again.
 

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Here just north of The Woodlands, we were without power from around 10:30am yesterday to 12:50am today. I don't have a generator, but have an inverter thingy. I pulled the batteries from 3 of the cars and refreshed one by putting it back and running the car for 15-20 minutes. This doesn't run a 300w heater very long, so wound up putting RODI water on the stove and slowly adding it with the return pump running. Put blankets over all the tanks. The big reef tank got down to 68, but everybody is totally fine. It's taking a while to heat it back up though - after adding an addition 100w heater it is only up to 73 now.

We are also without water. We had a trickle all day yesterday, but today nothing. I was out shoveling snow into buckets so when it melts maybe we'll be able to flush a toilet once.
 

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Here just north of The Woodlands, we were without power from around 10:30am yesterday to 12:50am today. I don't have a generator, but have an inverter thingy. I pulled the batteries from 3 of the cars and refreshed one by putting it back and running the car for 15-20 minutes. This doesn't run a 300w heater very long, so wound up putting RODI water on the stove and slowly adding it with the return pump running. Put blankets over all the tanks. The big reef tank got down to 68, but everybody is totally fine. It's taking a while to heat it back up though - after adding an addition 100w heater it is only up to 73 now.

We are also without water. We had a trickle all day yesterday, but today nothing. I was out shoveling snow into buckets so when it melts maybe we'll be able to flush a toilet once.

Are you on well?
 

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