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01-23-2013 10:27 PM
Bubba_Shrimp 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.
01-12-2013 04:22 PM
Bubba_Shrimp
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Originally Posted by UDGags View Post
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!
01-12-2013 12:57 PM
UDGags
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Originally Posted by Bubba_Shrimp View Post
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?

Thanks

You're probably safe at 2.5hrs...just make sure your CO2 is off with no power.
01-12-2013 12:01 PM
bobt2 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.
01-12-2013 11:39 AM
Bubba_Shrimp 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?

Thanks
01-11-2013 06:08 AM
Jeffww 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.
01-11-2013 05:51 AM
mott 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.
01-11-2013 02:32 AM
scbrooks87 I'd go for a plain gas generator, so long as you have an outdoor space for it to sit, and enough gas, you could keep your tank running indefinitely when the power goes out.

Only issue with a generator is that even when not in use, they have to be serviced regularly, otherwise they are likely to not work when you need them.

-Scott
01-11-2013 02:26 AM
Bubba_Shrimp
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I think most would have a back-up generator. If you have enough money to invest in a large high-tech reef or even discus tank you most likely have enough money to install a generator.

UPS aren't going to last for a long power outage anyways.
Which generator would you recommend? I see gas/gasoline/diesel powered... tons of options out there.
01-11-2013 01:29 AM
UDGags I think most would have a back-up generator. If you have enough money to invest in a large high-tech reef or even discus tank you most likely have enough money to install a generator.

UPS aren't going to last for a long power outage anyways.
01-11-2013 01:26 AM
Bubba_Shrimp Anybody has $600 laying around for me to test it out?

Darn, these things are expensive... How do hobbyists go around the backup power problem for their filters/pumps?
01-11-2013 01:10 AM
UDGags I don't think that's what you want. According to the description you want Online Double-Conversion UPS.

http://cyberpower.advizia.com/CyberP...CyberPower_UPS
01-11-2013 12:43 AM
scbrooks87 That looks like it would fit the bill. Indicated it does change it back to AC power before sending it to the equipment. I personally don't have the electrical engineering background to say from my own knowledge that it will work, but it seems to me that it matches the description of the person I quoted.
01-11-2013 12:13 AM
Bubba_Shrimp Will this work then?
http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1.../dp/B00429N19W
01-11-2013 12:01 AM
BriDroid Yep, square wave and these magnet motors don't get along well.
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