Originally Posted by Phlex
(not answering your question directly) However to safeguard your system for short outages, I'd suggest putting your equipment on a standard battery backup system. The wattage draw is less then a standard computer, and you can maintain, flow, filtration, and lighting for much longer during an outage. Less risky to your fishies!
I agree. I did this, however my lights are not on the battery. (As far as I know things shouldnt die from not having 'direct' lighting)
55 Gallon, 50 lbs live rock, 50 more coming soon, 60 lbs live sand, siphon overflow, 20 gal sump with heater, 50 micron pad filter, bio balls, and a protein skimmer, returned via one 800 gph pump through 4 vortex flow enhancers, 2 350 power heads. One blue legged hermit wondering around....