Stormy Weather and Down Power Lines… Do you have a generator for your fish tank?
With all of the bad weather lately it’s a good idea to have a generator or backup power source on hand. One of my friends, who lives in a remote location, had some bad weather the other day that knocked his power out for 9+ hours. Luckily for him he had a generator to run his tank’s pumps and heaters. Lack of water circulation will kill corals in a hurry!
Personally, I have a large UPS (uninterruptible power supply) to protect against power surges and short-term power outages. I also have backup batteries on my VorTech MP-40 pumps to keep them running for up to 30 hours. My UPS will keep my big return pumps going for 20+ minutes which is longer than most power interruptions in our town.
What is your fish tank plan for a power outage?
Posted on May 22, 2013, in Clams, Coral, Fish, Reef Maintenance, Saltwater Aquarium Reef Tank and tagged Aquarium, coral, Fish, fish tank, Power Lose, Power Outage, Reef, Reef Keeping, Reef Maintenance, Saltwater Aquarium, tank. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.