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Old 02-08-2014, 10:30 AM   #21
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My buddy has a 800w and 668 CCA battery. He ran a pump, heater and air tube system for his 125 for about 5 hours and the battery level only dropped to 51%.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:38 AM   #22
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but your missing the point, a large inverter and a battery is around $150 or more, your more than have way to a generator with the added advantage of powering up your house. Woot has generators once in a while for $250, I always post links when they do, like I said with a transfer switch, my 3500 watt gen., powers 90% of my house and 100% of my reef, its an investment.
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I wasn't missing the point. I was just saying since someone said what about stacking them. I added because my friend has a bigger tank. Generators are great besides the fact they are loud and put off fumes.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:54 AM   #24
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Use they give off fumes but they were meant to be run outside, and I guess loud is dependent on where you live, I am sure if your in an apartment they probably are not an option, but if you run a large reef, a car battery and inverter just isn't going to work more than an hour or two at most.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:08 AM   #25
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True. I guess it depends if you want to run the whole tank system or just ones to keep it stable. Mine is just for emergencies and when it happens all I run is a pump, heater and air line.
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