Why did a generator not do the trick?Mike I know all too well hurricane Alley as I live in the thick of it. Most recently Irma came through knock8ng power out. I had a large system a Reef tank to be precise and I lost 1/2 my stock. I thought I was ready with an emergency generator boy was I wrong. I let my self believe that the generator was my answer to it all. I should done more but I didn’t. I sure wish I had read this post before it could have saved a lot of what I lost. This thread was a great read lost of info. Thanks
Wow - so the engine ran but the generator was bad. Scary. I have a Gererac 6500 - brand new. Never used it. Bought it after Irma. So - I guess I need to test that bad boy to make sure it put out. Was yours new?Oscar that is a great question which unfortunately was my fault. In my rush to prepare I turn on the generator and let it run 20 minutes. After seeing that it was running well I turned it off. I assumed everything was fine and dandy. I never checked the output power. So after the storm passed and no power, I started the generator and guess what no power. The generator was running like a champ but not putting out power. Unfortunately that dumb bone head move cost me half my stock. I lost most of my SPS and about half my fish stock make the tank look very sad. Lesson Learned at a very high cost.