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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Is anyone using something cost effective to monitor for power outages? I'm interested in monitoring my aquarium circuit (GFCI) and also my sump pump. Ideally, I'd like a WiFi device that could send an e-mail or push alert to an app when power fails. (Network equipment on UPS) I was going down...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    So I had 2 Rena smart heaters in my tank, I noticed they weren't heating so well the temp would rise and fall and rise and fall. then I noticed I got a very mild tingle from them but only in the sump. at first I thought it was because I had a cut but after checking on it became unmistakable...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I don't want to open this can of worms for debate. I merely have an extraordinarily frustrating troubleshooting problem that I want some input on. I just moved from a 30 gallon reef to a 45 with a 10 gallon sump. I have a mixture of brand new and used equipment in my setup (all...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I just lost power in my house. I have a 20 gallon reef tank. How long till it begins to hurt anything?
  5. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    well the setup is the 60 gallon tank with stand, canister filter, HOB protien skimmer, t5 dual coralife light fixture, LED light fixture, 65 lbs live rock, green zoa polyps, kenya tree, oarnge zoa polyps, venus flytrap looking polyps, green frogspawn, 5 star polyps, lots of pink and brown...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    ive purchased a set of cheap power heads my lfs told me i needed more flow i have a 155 gallon tank so i bought these now most of my corals are being blasted and not opening ive tried bouncing them off the walls and rocks and facing them upwards and still i believe i have way to much flow had...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So like many people in Michigan I am without power. I live in an apartment so a generator isn't really an option if I could even find one at this point. So far I have been able to maintain the tank temperature using insulation, a water circulation blanket(used to keep pets under anesthesia...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I was just sitting on my computer while my lights came on for my tank. When they came on they all came on for a split second, but then the channel for the blue LEDs switched off. I have tried swapping cords to see if the issue lied in the cords or the power supply, but got the same result. So...
  9. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Hey LARK, I have survived two short power outages within the last month. I want to get a good power supply backup battery. Any suggestions as far as brand, or specific unit that will work well with aquarium equipment?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I bought one of those power consumption measuring device and got some power consumption reading for the tank. This is for a 55 gallon long 4 circulation pumps skimmer return pump 2 custom 20X3W LED arrays 200W heater 2 chamber reactor Auto top off system. primer pump for over the edge...
  11. Reefing Equipment
    So, it's winter up here in New England and I'm new to the saltwater aquarium scene. Thankfully, in my area the power grid is pretty robust so the power doesn't usually go out for more than a couple hours at a time, but that being said it DOES still go out. You never know when the next blizzard...
  12. Reef Fish
    i have a ocellaris clownfish in my 30 gallon aqurium. when i try to feed him he cant see the food and the food is swirling around the tank do to the powerhead, should i turn it off while feeding? how can i get him to see the food?
  13. Nano Reefs
    Ok so instead of going with corals I've decided I want to make a macro display tank. My lighting is an aqueon full spectrum 15 watt T8 bulb. The tank is 10 gallons and currently a FOWLR and has a black Molly and a watchmen goby as well as a whelk. Also does this website ship to canada?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    OK, I noticed something strange... my "white" leds flash randomly when I either unplug something or turn something off. It is just a quick single flash. For example, when I turned off a window fan (the small 12" Honeywell fan), it gave me a flash. It does not do it consistently, but...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I want to start my 35G already, but Im not sure how many power heads I need for my 35G tank, also what brand of power head should I get and what size ?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Are there any of these that automatically start when there is a power outage? I dont have enough money for a backup generator, and Im hoping one of these could work instead.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    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.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Can it be done? I read or heard about it somewhere I think but I dont know anything about it? Could i just take an old Aqueon 30 powerfilter remove the filter and instead of the filter put in filter sock full of carbon in one and phosguard in another? Is it effective? and would that be how to...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Okay so a few years back we were about to have a hurricane....so I bought a UPS for my tank (uninteruptable power supply). Well it worked GREAT until one day I was feeding my tank and a single drop of water.....not a lot.....a single drop.....reached the internals from my elbow. Next thing I...
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