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    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...
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    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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    Hey everyone, Luckily I did not lose power during the recent storm on the east coast, but it did get me thinking that I need to invest in an awesome backup power supply just in case the power ever does go out. I have a 300 gallon display tank and I'm looking to purchase a long lasting, high...
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    I went to get the APC 1500 UPS today but it was out of stock so I got the 1000 which I just realized is rated for 600 watts vs the 865 of the 1500 model. Does this mean that any amount over 600 watts would put stress on the UPS or even not work? Even a 865 watt one like the one that was...
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    Does anyone have any experience putting their return pump on a UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply)? Specifically a Quiet One 5000. My concern is that most UPS's reconstruct the sine wave electroncially with pulses vs. putting out a "pure" sine wave. Some motor loads can have issues with this...
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