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Next Step - Upgrade for Future Power Failures

Posted 10/06/2009 at 07:43 AM by slow_leak

While the simple upgrade of splitting circuit load may help, I still would like to know basic tank parameters and electrical power status if I am gone away to call for help or get home ASAP.

APEX controller can inform you by text messages but only if back up power to PC is working. I'll try to

Will be the next step in long term success. The best way I can see to give 24 hrs of reserved energy is with the Tunze Stream Two. Two car batteries in parallel will provide...
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Power Problems Addressed Immediately

Posted 10/06/2009 at 07:29 AM by slow_leak

While I haven't even touch on livestock yet, the power failure left me thinking how futile this hobby is without adequate back up plan while away on work or vacation or during storm outages.

I already have a 3000 watt Honda generator that has seen little use and will fire up to test working condition this weekend.

I have a club member put in an additional electrical socket with a break and GFI. I have ordered a Neptune Heavy Duty Connect 4 to split circuit load across...
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Hardware Description of Tank

Posted 10/06/2009 at 07:11 AM by slow_leak

Tank:
Oceanic Tall 120 - 140 Gallons
with Cherry Cabinet

Lights:
2 X 250 DE Hamilton 10ks
250 watt 110v Lumatek Ballasts

Flow
Two Stream 1 45 watt pumps
One Tunze 22 watt Powerhead
Two Channel Tunze Controller

Sump:
Custom Life Reef Sump
Custom Poly Overflow Tray
EuroReef 8" X 22" with 90 watt Sedra Pinwheel
Eheim 1260 return pump
Magnavor Media Reactor
...
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Home Tank Description

Posted 10/06/2009 at 07:08 AM by slow_leak

Montipora and LPS Dominated Display Tank

Here is the beginning of my blog. My intent is to capture growth with photos and observe growth with good husbandry techniques. Tank is to be run as simple as feasible with all mundane tasks as automated as possible.

I had a critical power failure where I lost upto 8 years of growth and several fishes this month. I got a 13 item ebay frag pack of things no larger than finger nails to replace them. I will add a few select ORA...
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