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  1. #1

    Default Every aquarist should have one of these!


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    Somebody out on the highway hit a power pole about 45 minutes ago. They had to de-energize it for awhile, which meant our power went out. My Azoo non-stop pump battery, which I have on the low setting, took over and powered my airstone in the absence of electricity.

    Every aquarist should have one of these. They can be a lifesaver during a power outage, if it doesn't last too long. The battery on the low setting will continue to power the tank for up to 20 hours on a full charge, and on the high setting about half that long. As soon as the electricity returns, the battery recharges.

    Sure beats having to gas up a generator (which we don't have, anyway)!

    -- mermaidwannabe

    20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.

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    I have a marine deep cycle battery with an 800W power inverter I have for backup purposes. it can at least run a heater, airstone, and filter for a while.
    75 gallon 5x Oreochromis nilotica, 1 Shubunkin, 2 comets, crawfish [from the local creek]
    1 - 30 gallon quarantine tank
    1 - 150 gallon Nilotica breeder tank
    2 - 100 Nilotica grow out tanks
    3 - 75 gallon Nilotica tanks
    3 - 10 gallon Nilotica fry nursery tanks

  3. #3

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    Hmmmm, I think I need to look into getting something like that. I would hate to lose my fish or my BB if the power went out. Something tells me that this winter is going to be worse than last year. Power didn't go out but you never know what can happen with winter storms.
    10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
    65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
    30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank




    Reduce The Stress....Cycle Fishless!

  4. #4

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    Foster and Smith sells them -- AZOO nonstop pump. You do have to connect up one of the two sets of wires in the battery as soon as you get the pump. With mine, the black wire was already connected, and I had to connect up the red wire exactly the same way. It's really simple. If you don't do that, it won't work. They tell you that, though, in the catalog and in the directions with the pump.

    I'm sure glad I got one of those. The power has gone out twice, today -- both times as the result of an auto accident on the highway. I can't believe people just won't slow down on icy, snowy roads! I just hope no one was seriously hurt.

    -- mermaidwannabe

    20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.

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    We just had a bad thunder storm today and apparently a tornado touched down somewhere near by. Sirens were blaring and everything! I believe it because our power was out for about 45 minutes...

    Am I still okay? This backup you're talking about... is this about worse case scenarios with power going out for hours and hours?

  6. #6

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    If the power goes out in freezing weather, don't run an air stone. Wrap the tanks as quickly as you can in blankets or insulation. Cold will kill faster than the slow dissipation of Oxygen.

  7. #7

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    Fillmetal, I don't think just 45 minutes of outage is going to cause much harm. The battery in the revertible pump, if fully charged, can power for up to 20 hours on low setting, about 10 on high setting. It is for drastic situations where the power is out for several hours. And it recharges when electricity is restored.

    This is a real godsend for those of us who live where winters are harsh with frequent strong winds. Now, if an EF-5 tornado passes through, you've got a lot more to worry about than fish tanks!

    -- mermaidwannabe

    20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.

  8. #8

    Join Date
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    No Message - korith another pleco for your AC Tank - Northernguy Good job with your filter - Cliff No! You're banned for sending me a gift.. : ) - Little Embers Any more pleco's and your going to need a bigger tank. - gadget228 
    Now you must get a bigger tank : ) - Little Embers Careful! They're breeding LOL! - Little Embers thank you - Jacko Thanks for the rep - Cliff I couldn't find a new filter for you, but this is cool - Cliff 
    Thanks bud - Cliff Invasion of the Jackrabbits LOL! - Little Embers Merry X-mass - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Merry christmas to you to! - johndoe222 
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    Smart idea. If there's a huge power outage, my fish will all get ick and then die. They rely completely on electicity.
    26 gallon planted- 1 Black Angelfish, 1 Clown Pleco, Community of Ghost Shrimp
    3 gallon- Male orange VT betta "Mojave"
    Read about my fish in my blog:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...wjournal&j=467

  9. #9

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    The temperature tonight is expected to get down to 3F (that's not a typo!) I don't keep the space heater running in the fish room all night (I never let heaters run in rooms where I'm not present), so I'm going to cover my tank to hold in its existing heat. It's a coldwater tank, but even so, that drop in temperature is a bit extreme.

    -- mermaid
    20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
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    No Message - korith another pleco for your AC Tank - Northernguy Good job with your filter - Cliff No! You're banned for sending me a gift.. : ) - Little Embers Any more pleco's and your going to need a bigger tank. - gadget228 
    Now you must get a bigger tank : ) - Little Embers Careful! They're breeding LOL! - Little Embers thank you - Jacko Thanks for the rep - Cliff I couldn't find a new filter for you, but this is cool - Cliff 
    Thanks bud - Cliff Invasion of the Jackrabbits LOL! - Little Embers Merry X-mass - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Merry christmas to you to! - johndoe222 
    Happy Holidays! - Trillianne No Message - cer Birthday cake   :  ) - gadget228 Have a great birthday! - Tango Here's a shark for your backyard alkaline pond! - MLBfan 
    Childhood Cancer - Pleco380 Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Pleco380 Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - Pleco380 

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    It's -29 celsius here right now. That's -20 fahrenheit.
    26 gallon planted- 1 Black Angelfish, 1 Clown Pleco, Community of Ghost Shrimp
    3 gallon- Male orange VT betta "Mojave"
    Read about my fish in my blog:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...wjournal&j=467

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