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Old 08-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #1221
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Dary... Are the Ecoteck battery backups any different than a regular APC UPS you can buy at Best Buy in the computer department? If it backs up a computer, it sure should run some power heads. That's what I am hooking up as I have some at my office. Let me know how the unit works for you.
Wether they are different from a regular computer back up battery I have no idea,....i got mine hooked up to my mp40 and alls well,..however,when under battery power the flow seems pretty feeble, even turned up al the way,....question for anybody out the running a reg computer back up battery,..once hooked up I assume they'll power a korilla or three for awhile,..and would they power them at their normal flow or will their flow output be substantially reduced? ... I know this may be a tough question to answer but roughly how long would they power a powerhead or three ?
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #1222
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If you know what the power head draws in amps, it is pretty easy to judge how long a UPS will run. I have a amp clamp, so I will test one of mine when I get home from traveling.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:41 PM   #1223
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Hey Dary glad to see all is well i havent been around much since i got my new bow rider its hard to stay of the throttle of the mercury 200 lol. Thats an amazing martian you got there it doent look like it belongs on this planet, what it called i may look into one?
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #1224
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Hey Dary glad to see all is well i havent been around much since i got my new bow rider its hard to stay of the throttle of the mercury 200 lol. Thats an amazing martian you got there it doent look like it belongs on this planet, what it called i may look into one?
Ryan,...If memory serves me right it's called a green mycedium chalice or something like that,..." Martian" chalice as far as I'm concerned pretty much tells it all....be careful on that throttle ,..Sometimes things just happen too fast ... Haven't seen you around in awhile,...didn't you sell you're marine tank???
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #1225
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http://www.youtube.com/embed/mcbHKAWIk3I

Here's a link that a friend sent me ,..very interesting and beautiful underwater footage which shows a lot of our fish and various Corals,... Hope it works for you
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:00 AM   #1226
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http://www.youtube.com/embed/mcbHKAWIk3I

Here's a link that a friend sent me ,..very interesting and beautiful underwater footage which shows a lot of our fish and various Corals,... Hope it works for you
Very nice
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:19 AM   #1227
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Nice link. Ty for sharing.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #1228
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I finally decided to build a little canopy for my tank so off to home depot i went and after a few hours of sawing , painting and nailing i came up with this.... There's a couple of door to access the top of the tank for cleaning , feeding etc. as long as you don't look too closely it looks ok :-/ ...but for now it'll have to do.
Remarkably, no blood was shed in the making of this contraption
The pictures suck but itll give ya an idea anyways.., it looks better in person and even better after a beer!
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I finally decided to build a little canopy for my tank so off to home depot i went and after a few hours of sawing , painting and nailing i came up with this.... There's a couple of door to access the top of the tank for cleaning , feeding etc. as long as you don't look too closely it looks ok :-/ ...but for now it'll have to do.
Remarkably, no blood was shed in the making of this contraption
It looks great!!! And no blood sued from people like us is a true victory. .

Ps wish me luck- hurricane coming my way
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #1230
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It looks great!!! And no blood sued from people like us is a true victory. .

Ps wish me luck- hurricane coming my way
My brother lives there too,..so fingers crossed for everybody there,...stock up on your beverages,...how to you guys handle power outages at your shop ?? You got to have a lot of money Tied up there.
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