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My Power's Out! How to heat tank??

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:23 pm
by melina
My power has been out for an hour and doesn't seem like it's coming back on anytime soon.. The temp in the tank has already dropped to 73.. It probably won't get much lower since it's warm out tonight. Will my crab be okay in this temp overnight? Idk how to heat the tank without power

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Re: My Power's Out! How to heat tank??

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:38 pm
by Crabinski
I wasn't online last night and apologize for not replying sooner. I certainly hope this situation has been resolved by now but here are a few tips for keeping crabs tanks warm in power outages:

1. Blankets! Wrap the tank with blankets, top, sides and back.
2. If hot water is still available (i.e., water heater gas-powered), fill small plastic containers with hot water, put the lids on and place the containers in a few spots in the tank.
3. Just to have on hand in case of emergency, pick up a few hand-warmer packs -- they're easy to activate and place in the tank. It's also a good idea to have one of those tin-foil-looking mylar emergency thermal blankets on hand as they can also be wrapped around a tank to retain heat.

Re: My Power's Out! How to heat tank??

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:30 am
by crabby_D
Great info here. Thank you!