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Old 09-02-2011, 02:47 PM   #1101
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Ideas that keep plagueing my brain:

Running a separate electrical line to living room for aquarium equipment.

Drilling hole in wall to feed a sump/refuge on other side of wall.

Pulley system for lights.

And lord knows whatever else is roaming around in this brain.


Whoops and a generator, to cover power outages. (Just had one last week end)
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:49 PM   #1102
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And I'm considering moving my tank cause I'm sick of banging my head and my temples. That kinda hurts.

Then I can run the lines through the wall, behind the tank.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:52 PM   #1103
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idk if this was brought up before, but what if the fixture could simply flip up and to the back?? kinda like clamshell design, that way you could either just simply flip it up to get into the tank, or put a pulley on the wall and connect a rope to use. just suggestions
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:10 PM   #1104
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Thanks, that was brought up (I think you did lol, lots earlier in the thread) but the one I have doesn't do that. I did buy one that did that but it didn't fit so I had to return it.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:44 PM   #1105
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Buffy,

You don't need a generator, although they are nice if you get them started. A simple power head and a large computer UPS is a better and easier (and automatic) solution. You might be away from home when the power goes out, then a generator is useless. The power head pointed in the right direction running off the UPS should hold your tank over for many hours.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:50 PM   #1106
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Buffy,

You don't need a generator, although they are nice if you get them started. A simple power head and a large computer UPS is a better and easier (and automatic) solution. You might be away from home when the power goes out, then a generator is useless. The power head pointed in the right direction running off the UPS should hold your tank over for many hours.
Trouble is we have some homes here in the Hampton Roads,Va area that lost power last Saturday and are still waiting.I was fortunate that my home only lost power for about 6 hours.I took my generator to my neice's home for her to use,their power was out 5 days.by the way,love the pictures of your tank.
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Trouble is we have some homes here in the Hampton Roads,Va area that lost power last Saturday and are still waiting.I was fortunate that my home only lost power for about 6 hours.I took my generator to my neice's home for her to use,their power was out 5 days.
Thats certainly when you need a generator that you have tested every few months and have not let set for the past year. I work in emergency management, so we know generators. The UPS works for maybe 6 hours if it is a larger one and that will tie you over for short duration events when not at home, or trying to get your darn generator started.
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The ups could also sustain the tank long enough for buffy to drive and buy a geberator if needed
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The ups could also sustain the tank long enough for buffy to drive and buy a geberator if needed
Is that like a Gerbil running in the exercise wheel hooked up to a powerhead?Lol
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Is that like a Gerbil running in the exercise wheel hooked up to a powerhead?Lol
Lmao hey as glong as its uninterrupted power
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