I have a question about electrical protection after outages.
My local power company has been doing some work in my area over the last few weeks. As a result, I've had a bunch of short (less than 5 second) outages, which have played havoc with my filtration system.
I have a 150G FW
tank, and when I came home today, I had lost about 10% of the water to the floor, simply because the filters were not working properly. I noticed (from the flashing clocks) that we had another outage, so I reset all the filters, added water, and everything is ok, except for my wet basement floor (and resultant smell!!). Just FYI, I am running two Eheim filters for this tank. When the power cycles very quickly, they misbehave, and start to leak. That's what caused the water drain today.
Is there a device that I could plug these filters into that would NOT turn back on when the power is restored? I'd like a device that sits between the filter power cord and the outlet that, under normal circumstances, is invisible, and then when power is lost, DOESN'T come back on when power is restored. Sort of like a 'power-loss' circuit breaker? Any ideas? With this, I wouldn't have to worry about flooding when we have an outage, and I would simply restore filtration when I got home.