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If you live in a warm area I would just get a few battery powered air pumps, you just need surface agitation. Unless of course you expect an outage for a few weeks. During sandy and a few storms before my little pump and one airstone did my 65 gallon just fine, albeit only for few days the outage lasted.
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I have a two stroke honda gas powered 1kw generator for hurricanes and unfortunate events, although it's mostly for my pond and the fridge. The inside tanks just get battery air stones.
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The longest power outage in my area so far was 2.5 hours.
Do I need to worry about filters not running for such time provided that there will be no airstones running during this outage?

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i use a 2300 watt generator from pep boys. $300. i take it outside and run a few cords. does 4 tanks easy.plus my refridge. here on li it's a must have.
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The longest power outage in my area so far was 2.5 hours.
Do I need to worry about filters not running for such time provided that there will be no airstones running during this outage?

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You're probably safe at 2.5hrs...just make sure your CO2 is off with no power.
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You're probably safe at 2.5hrs...just make sure your CO2 is off with no power.
CO2 is hooked into surge protector only so it eill be off.
Thanks for all advises!
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Just wanted to provide an update. I purchased CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS 1500VA / 900W PFC compatible Pure sine wave unit and both my Rena XP3 work just fine on battery power. Yay!

UPS battery is not fully charged yet (around 70%) and it says that estimated run time is about 53 minutes.
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