Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-05-2004, 08:41 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Chester, VA
Posts: 28
I got One! Question. . .

Hello again everyone.

I bought my first saltwater tank this weekend! It’s a 1 year old, 90 gallon set-up that was already torn down (the guy is moving). All-Glass Cherry stand, canopy, and drilled tank. Coralife Metal Halide lighting with 1 month old 10,000K German lamps, Sump with Wet/Dry, pumps, etc., Turboflotor 1000 skimmer, CustomSeaLife UV Sterilizer, and a WaveMaster Pro wavemaker w/3 power heads.

My wife’s part of the deal is that she didn’t/doesn’t want the dark cherry stand in her living room. I debated painting the stand & canopy brighter colors, but decided to order the All-Glass Oak cabinetry (the cherry will be for sale soon). I’m hoping to be up and running as soon as Saturday. I will be setting up a reef with a few fish.

My first question is:
We lose power often enough to be a problem. In fact, maybe it’s an omen, but we lost power for 2 hours on the day I bought it. I will be buying a generator very, very soon. I cannot afford an automatically switching generator. So, my question is: What can I use as a battery back-up to automatically keep the main pump (60 watt) running for 4-8 hours until I get home from work, etc. and can fire up the generator? Can I use a UPS like those you use on computers? Any better, not too expensive options?

Thanks,
Rick
__________________

__________________
rickschabener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2004, 09:15 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 98
Send a message via MSN to smooth_rivers
Yes, you can use the UPS for computer systems. Just watch the wattage of the one you buy. No guaranty it will push it for 4-8 hours though. Something you'll just have to test.
__________________

__________________
"Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence."
smooth_rivers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Check out these posts...

Self made generator

Emergency Power

Anyone use a UPS?

Emergency water circulation

Can you use a computer UPS in a aquarium???

Emergency preparedness
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heater question and check valve question brigoody General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 11-17-2007 04:34 PM
Stupid question, but...Nitrite/Nitrate question AIKakashi Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 04-11-2006 12:00 PM
Poop question...Gross I know. Wondering. And sleep question Melissamustang Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-23-2006 03:31 PM
Gravel question/ moving question Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 04-27-2005 08:40 AM
Sump question ... Lighting question. dansemacabre Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 10 07-27-2003 12:36 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.