How to Keep Your Aquarium Inhabitants Alive During a Power Outage
With winter fast approaching and severe weather on the horizon, power loss is bound to happen.
Here are some tips to help you prepare in case your electricity ever goes out.
Redundancies and Backups: 8 Ways to Prevent your Reef Tank from Crashing
Although we hope for the best, today we are going to share some of the lessons we have learned—sometimes the hard way—about how to prepare for the worst.
I am wondering if anyone has used a power inverter to run their tank in a power outage. I am in an area where I can not have a generator and to be perfectly honest I couldn't afford one if my community aloud it.
I was thinking of getting a 500w inverter to run my circulation pumps, a 150w...
Okay so my power was shut off . How long can the tank go without filtration and lights if I get a battery powered pump? I've been stirring up the water every once and a while to try and aerate the water.
Hey Guys Just a quick question, how do you put the TMC Ozone generator to the Vskim 400 im just clueless :confused:i know it has something to do with the skimmers input hole but nothing else, if you could help me i would be happy :3 Cheers:blob::fish:
So... the local news is calling for 6-10 of the white stuff (and I am not talking about ...ummm... kalkwasser). Even worse, it looks to be Snow and then ice on top which is not very nice. So is everybody prepared?
Last time our power went out it was out for 36 hours, so a few weeks ago I started toying with the idea of getting a generator. Last night our power went out. I have a UPS for my PC, but know it won't keep a single pump going longer than 2 hours (never hooked my heater up to it, doubt it would...
In my quest to be more better prepared when I eventually set up my tank I want to ensure that I have as many bases covered as possible.
Do big home generators that get hooked up to the breaker box have to use gas and/or oil too? Can they be hooked up with natural gas?
This past weekend I found a new LFS and found the clowns I've been looking for! Woo Hoo! But then I come home to a note from the electric company saying they're doing routine maintenance next sat and my power will be out for 9 hours!:help: I mean I know that when suppliers ship fish they get...
Now that winters here I think its time to finally buy a generator since we often lose power with ice storms.
So to power my 220g reef tank what size generator do i get? would the 2,000 watt be too little? or would i need the 5,000 watt?
what i have running
4x96 pc light w/fans
400 watt heater...