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Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by WINEGUMS, 26 May 2011.

  1. WINEGUMS

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    Hi All

    My electricity went off at 5 this morning.:( Now I'm at work & I'm worried about my tank. I haven't made provision for power outages yet. Maybe a case of closing the door after the horse has bolted but what do I need for the future? I like DIY & it's normally cheaper than plug & play but I'm open to all suggestions! Will the effect of a power outage be seen immediately or will it be evident only in a few days?

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    you can get a deep cycle battery, battery charger and inverter unit and all set, and a battery operated airpump
     
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    Hi dallasg
    Where can I get these items & what do they cost?
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    Dallas can organize for you I'm sure.
     
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    I use a 1200va ups. All I run off it is the return and heater. Lasts for a couple of hours. . . You can get ups from Dallas. Prices are great. ;)
     
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    Dallas is this true? Can you help?
     
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    Hey man, I just have a battery operated airpump and the damn thing stopped working! I had 3 different ones and all stopped working but worked like a champ on my bros tank lol... If you get a ups, then it would be nice to set up a small return pump which uses little power as then it will keep the water flowing between the DT and sump and the also oxygenates the water :)
     
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    Thats' what I'd like to do.It seems that keeping the water flowing between tank & sump is the most important thing. Would be nice to have a heater going in the tank too!
     
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    yes i can, drop me a pm
    i am getting prices today
     

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