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Old 05-09-2009, 06:33 PM   #11
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how would someone with an aquarium be any help to him?.. it was a tornado.. it knocks out grids.. not houses lol
question is relevant... put yourself in his shoes.... they should be fine, it would be the same if you were ordering fish or corals online, they will be without a light or heater for at least 9 hours. dont worry
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If you are running Koralia, tunze nano streams or any pump that pulls very little wattage you can run them off a car battery for a long time with a simple inverter. I have a spare car battery that I keep charged and ready to go in case of power outage. With the inverter I have I can run 2 tunze nano streams and 2 koralia 2s for well over 12 hours. I'm sure they can run longer then that but that is the longest I have tested them. Inverters aren't too expensive and can be picked up at walmart or any store like that.
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If you are running Koralia, tunze nano streams or any pump that pulls very little wattage you can run them off a car battery for a long time with a simple inverter. I have a spare car battery that I keep charged and ready to go in case of power outage. With the inverter I have I can run 2 tunze nano streams and 2 koralia 2s for well over 12 hours. I'm sure they can run longer then that but that is the longest I have tested them. Inverters aren't too expensive and can be picked up at walmart or any store like that.
This reminds me of the battery backup for the Vortech, I think I should pick one up just in case.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:50 PM   #14
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Quote"This reminds me of the battery backup for the Vortech, I think I should pick one up just in case."
I thought that Vortech won't lower itself (pun intended) to 12v's.....
Just kidding.....
Great to here that your power is back on.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:10 AM   #15
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I understand you would be worried, I would be to. Back a few years ago we had an ice storm here and lost power for about 4 days. Running generators full-time is hard on them, causing heat issues and so forth. Freezers/refrigerators can hold stable temps for around 4-6 hours which is why you can run the generator for a while on those then turning it off. A problem we had was people stealing generators and selling them. We locked up ours every night.

Also Ziggy has a very good point.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:15 AM   #16
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If you don't want to mess with batteries and inverters, try this in one nice package...

Xantrex Technology Inc. - Mobile Office - PowerSource 400 - Product Information

I have one for "short term" outages. Keeps the heaters/pumps running during those hour long outages in the middle of the night.
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Yes, I run something like that for my computer and AQ.
It is connected to one of my Koralia pumps.
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