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Old 10-02-2009, 09:47 AM   #11
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You can get battery operated air pumps at most LFS. Fishing supply stores, and even places like WalMart. They're relatively inexpensive, and work great in a pinch.
Air pumps aren't a piece of equipment normally used in the saltwater hobby. Even if they were, they would be at the bottom of the food chain to get restarted.

Water pumps on the other hand.....
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:51 PM   #12
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Thanks for thqt information.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:41 PM   #13
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If you have 1300 dollars to spend PM recommends this:
Generac Power Systems XG8000E Generator Review - Home Generator Review - Popular Mechanics
"Given that the machine can produce a hefty 8000 watts (up to 10,000 for brief surges), you'll have more than enough power to run a well pump, a full-size fridge, a fan, lights, a microwave and a space heater"
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Well, you won't believe this but I had another power outage of ~2 hours. This time I was ready with a UPS that kept my tank running for a portion of that time anyway.
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Thats good. We have a local transformer that has gone out this year and last year around the same time. I HATE outages. lol
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Air pumps aren't a piece of equipment normally used in the saltwater hobby. Even if they were, they would be at the bottom of the food chain to get restarted.

Water pumps on the other hand.....
i didnt even realize this was in the SW section till you said something.
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i didnt even realize this was in the SW section till you said something.
Was my guess too
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my dad and I made a solar thing that charges a battery that will turn on if the electricity goes out.
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That's cool. I'll have to look into that.
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