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Old 04-22-2005, 11:24 PM   #1
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battery backup

crazy question but i just had to ask it> is there such a thing as a battery backup for your tank equipment if you lose power?
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Old 04-22-2005, 11:44 PM   #2
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WOW no one even is looking at this question i have and i come here for help. Boowho Boowho
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Old 04-22-2005, 11:57 PM   #3
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sure there is
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Old 04-22-2005, 11:59 PM   #4
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would my LFS have one or somewhere else
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Actually its more a case of your filters many lose their prime when the power goes out and need to be reprimed, others just won't work with a battery because the sine wave(electrical) is not the same. Your best plan would be an air pump thats battery backed up with a sponge filter running -Anne
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Old 04-23-2005, 12:38 AM   #6
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darn more money to spend
oh well time to go shopping for my little friends and my soon to get friends after new tank is setup and cycled

another question: i been hearing alot about this uv sterilizer and diatom thing what do they do and what do they look like so i can find them and buy one or the other
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Old 04-23-2005, 12:46 AM   #7
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UV - look on www.bigalsonline.com - you can get the same one I ordered (check my sig)
As far as battery backup goes, you can get units at a computer store that would work that are designed to keep computers running in the case of a power outtage. They are really expensive though, I would just get a battery powered air pump (also at Big Al's) for less than $10 if you are worried.
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but i have a 40 coming soon can i get the smaller uv sterilizer and do they make alot of noise
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Are you going to use a canister filter? You should if you are getting a UV, otherwise you will have to get a pump also to send the water through. I would get the same one I have even though you only have a 40g, because the smaller ones are not much cheaper and in the case of UV, more is better. It is basically silent.
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oh crap i already bought a aquaclear power filter 200
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