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  1. As we come out the other side of the most recent power and water outages I know there will be a lot of members and stores hurting and recovering. Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help or what we can do to assist.
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  2. Yeah a lot of criteria need to met before home solar makes sense. My only things to add for folks thinking about a generator is the noise, they can be louder than you expect, especially in the quiet of a power outage. My brother who I mentioned has a pretty serious generator, run an extension cable to his neighbor during power outages. It's the neighborly thing todo and also makes them not so putoff having to deal with the noise from his generator.
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  3. The simple and relatively cheap answer is just get a generator. I have nothing against battery based systems, cost aside, but IME, nothing is going to be easier than a generator with a good engine. A good 4 stroke fuel injected engine is crucial though since ethanol in gasoline makes small carbureted engines almost unusable if any storage is involved. I went all electric with my push and riding lawn mowers because I got sick of rebuilding briggs and honda engines. Unfortunately many of us have PEC for electricity, about 30% of Austin total, who offers exactly zero rebates or incentives on
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  4. Here's the email pasted below. Dear Valued BRS Customer, We at BRS can't believe what this storm has done to the state of Texas. Our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted. One of the reasons why we love the reef keeping community so much is that we are there for each other in times of need. BRS would like to help our fellow reefing community in Texas. If you (or someone you know) has experienced hardship due to the frigid temperatures in the Lone Star State, we would like to help if we can. We know family comes first. If you are in a posi
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  5. If you're south i can give you some sediment i have.
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  6. We're looking at multiple powerwalls. I'll share in case others are looking into solar as an option. I had my call with the solar company on Saturday. If you only have one powerwall battery it only serves as a backup for a handful of lights and appliances. If you want to run your AC and any other high load equipment you need multiple powerwalls. In Austin and you run solar you are still on the grid, your solar output offsets energy used from Austin Energy. The credit per kwh is pretty generous. If you don't have your panels connected to a battery though and the power goes out you still l
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  7. So sorry to hear what you went through Lewis, I know you weren't alone. We're also looking at getting a standby generator. I have friends who have solar and the powerwall but during this the panels weren't charging and a single powerwall battery pack isn't enough to run a furnace, frig, etc. It seems like generator is the way to go, at least for us.
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  8. Lost most of my corals, house was in the 40s. Not sure how low the tank got. I was absolutely shocked to see my platygyra was mostly ok.
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  9. Loaner tank? That old scratched up one that sat empty for years before you borrowed it? And you're still using those light strips I built for you or did you get new ones?
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  10. Tank is cycling. LEDS need a little work and your loaner tank is clean and ready. Taking it real slow. this time around.
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  11. Who are you!? Welcome back! Have you kept your tank going? What are your plans?
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