Marine Aquarium spares you keep

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  1. LCornelius

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    Hi all,

    Would like to know what devices do you keep spares for?

    The list I can think of is:

    1. Extra return pump
    2. Extra heater (if you don't have 2)

    The list should not be for power failures, must be for when something critical breaks on your system and you can't get replacement for 72 hours.
     
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    Battery air pump
     
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    Got that just after my 10hr power failure...:p


    I would say lights...if my globes go...I'm screwed...:p
     
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    If this happens, you should at least have a bucket of 20-50L of capacity to hold the livestock. Also a flow pump or an airpump just to incrwease circulation(I prefer the little intank filters because then you can clean it to get rid of the fish poo and other filth in the water. This will help to keep the water fresh for the time). A heater is always a must and if you have corals you can just have a extra energy saver lamp to keep them alive in that time or you can put them in the sun but this will give huge temp swings and evaporation. You should also always heva extra salt to do water changes in that time. That's all I can think of

    This is just if the tank breaks and needs to replace. But it stays the same, light breaks, then you have a temporary extra light, pumps,skimmer break, you have a small filter pump etc etc
     
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    Ha ha ha ... where shall I start ... Closest LFS with marine stuff is like 300kms away so have plenty "spares" ..... TS1,TS2,TS3, RS2, 4 spare heaters , @ spare 4 foot tanks, 3 spare return pumps, 10 x 54W globes, 5 x 39W, about 6 x seio's, I even have "spare" salt and about 500Ltres of "spare" uShaka water .... Lots of spares ...... I even have a spare yellow belly regal! Spare Twin Spot, Spare clown wrasse, spare yellow tail damsel
     
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    Officially I now have a spare chiller, with the MH light it make sense. It just happen to go well with the spare tank I have as well.
     
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    You dont have spares chicka...you have a spare fishroom :)
     
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    Just in case I have space for 1 more;)
     
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    I like to have spare impellers for all my pumps.... Well only got one now...
     
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    WOW...I'll be like a kid in a Candy Store..!!!:p
     
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    WOW!!!!
    Will update the spares list tomorrow!
     
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    This is what happens when you live in the middle of nowhere .... but one of these days will have a monster clearout sale for lots of stuff just collecting dust ....

    Ha ha bud ... You come right with the TS1? Maybe can lend you mine if really stuck untill you get one?
     
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    Thanks for all your inputs, here are a updated list of spares to keep:

    Essential:

    1. Extra return pump
    2. Extra heater (if you don't have 2)
    3. Battery air pump
    4. QT Tank
    5. Small flow pumps
    6. Extra T5 tubes
    7. Extra MH globe
    8. Extra salt mix
    9. Spare impellers for your flow pumps (nice one Ross)

    Nice to have:

    1. Spare skimmer
    1. Spare Chiller
     
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    I have a spare skimmer, heater, return pump and MH
     
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    I decided not to rush the setup of the small cube, but rather wait till I can setup the monster tank in March :blush:
     

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