Aquaria AWM37

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by shaneparkins, 28 Jul 2014.

  1. shaneparkins

    shaneparkins

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    Popped in at Aquaria this morning to pickup my new nano tank with accessories. Was really impressed with service. My tank is setup and started cycling. I connected all power through a UPS and my tanks runs with all lights and pumps for 4 hours on battery for any power outages. Cant wait until i can add fish:)

    photo.jpg
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    11,626
    Likes Received:
    280
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    nice setup, be patient while setting it up and waiting for the cycle to finish, you will be rewarded for it in the long run
     
  4. shaneparkins

    shaneparkins Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    What test kits do you recommend? I see there are so many, what are the main things you need to test?
     
  5. makharold

    makharold

    Joined:
    6 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Durban
    @shaneparkins How much was the ups and were did u buy it ? Oh and nice setup dig the scaping
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  6. shaneparkins

    shaneparkins Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    You can buy UPS at any computer store. This one was R900 but you get them alot cheaper. I went for bigger one so i have more time on battery.

    I did a test today and got just under 4 hours. Thats with a pump, protein skimmer, cooling fan, and 4 lights. Was really impressed.
     
  7. makharold

    makharold

    Joined:
    6 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Durban
    That is impressive shot man
     
  8. HOT SAUCE

    HOT SAUCE

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2012
    Posts:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Manzini / Swaziland
    awesome setup... I like your live rock.. what rock is it and where did you buy it
     
  9. reef addict

    reef addict

    Joined:
    12 Jan 2013
    Posts:
    593
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Gonubie East London
    nice tank any updates?
     
  10. Spearo

    Spearo

    Joined:
    18 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    342
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Kloof, Durban
    Hi
    Nice :)
    Would be best to move your UPS further away from your tank,
    faulty UPS can explode and in general give off heat.
    Looks great, good luck :)
     
  11. shaneparkins

    shaneparkins Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    Synthetic rock from aquaria.
     
  12. Uysster

    Uysster

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    331
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Windhoek, Namibia
    I'd be carefull with any U.P.S. as the one you purchased is not a pure sinewave U.P.S., infact it is modified sinewave / stepped square wave. I understood that the waveform mentioned last tens to heat up the windings in a pump and for prolonged use they will eventually burn out.

    I'm not trying to be clever or brag, but I work strictly in the U.P.S. industry and it is my daily "bread".

    Unfortunately the sinewave systems tends to be MUCH more expensive. Though, I can give a few recommendations from my side of suppliers in S.A. with affordable and reliable systems.

    Just my 2 cents worth. Apologies if I have offended, was not my intention.
     
  13. shaneparkins

    shaneparkins Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    Not at all. i appreciate it, what do you suggest for backup? Our power has been bad recently and wouldn't like my tank to suffer from this.
     
  14. Uysster

    Uysster

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    331
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Windhoek, Namibia
    If you can afford it (I know I can not!) then look for something like a line-interactive, pure sinewave U.P.S.
    It is not necessary for someone to purchase a True Online / Double Conversion U.P.S., too much of an overkill.
    I'm even willing to calculate within an approximate 5 mintes what your backup time will be for the given size of the U.P.S. and the equipment you are powering.
    APC do sell said systems, but they are rediculously expensive, although good quality.

    I have a client who has massive tanks between 1000 to 2000 plus litres about 4 of them in his house who only purchases the True Online systems from me, but he has got the financial backing.
     
  15. Uysster

    Uysster

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    331
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Windhoek, Namibia
    So any help you or someone wants or needs with regards to U.P.S. systems, its they only thing I can confidently assist with, hahaha.
     
  16. nepellew

    nepellew

    Joined:
    11 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    757
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    glenmore
    Hi shaneparkins im pretty sure i have you on Fb haha any ways i have a great backup system you could use just pm me and ill tell you about it
     
  17. shaneparkins

    shaneparkins Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    Updates

    photo.jpg

    photo2.jpg

    photo3.jpg
     
    Spearo likes this.
  18. makharold

    makharold

    Joined:
    6 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Durban
    I see u went to northlands
     
  19. shaneparkins

    shaneparkins Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    Yup how do you know?
     
  20. makharold

    makharold

    Joined:
    6 Dec 2013
    Posts:
    354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Durban
    Lol I recognise those nemis
     
  21. shaneparkins

    shaneparkins Thread Starter

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2014
    Posts:
    148
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Durban
    Finally my nems settled

    photo.jpg
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Aquaria AWM37 Forum Date
10 WET N WILD Specials @ Aquaria this weekend Sponsor Specials 10 Nov 2016
More exciting things at Your Aquaria store Sponsor Specials 30 Sep 2016
[wtd] Aquaria magic wave 37 skimmer pump Wanted 24 Sep 2016
Aquaria 100l Beginner Discussions 10 Sep 2016
Spring Specials at Aquaria-SA Sponsor Specials 2 Sep 2016
My Aquaria AMW 37 Nano Tank advice 25 Aug 2016
PICS OF MY 1 Metre Aquaria.reef Large Tanks 3 Aug 2016