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Dirté Sanchez
On 2/24/2020 at 8:12 AM, Ratvan said:

Looking for battery backup, leaning this way at the moment

https://www.amazon.co.uk/APC-Back-UPS-BE700G-UK-Uninterruptible-protected/dp/B002RXED6A/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?keywords=ice+cap+battery+backup&qid=1582553434&sr=8-1-fkmr2,

will keep 4 plugs running, return, heater, light and controller?/or both powerheads

 

I’ve tried those they suck. The battery only lasts about 30 seconds in reality because these tanks pull so much power.

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Ratvan
2 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

I’ve tried those they suck. The battery only lasts about 30 seconds in reality because these tanks pull so much power.

What did you have on it? Had my heater and return on it for 8 hours today before it konked out

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Dirté Sanchez
Just now, Ratvan said:

What did you have on it? Had my heater and return on it for 8 hours today before it konked out

Heater, return and wave maker. Still wouldn’t work. We don’t lose power too often thankfully, and I have a gas stove, so I can heat water if needed and I have battery operated air pumps for every tank. 

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Ratvan
Just now, Dirté Sanchez said:

Heater, return and wave maker. Still wouldn’t work. We don’t lose power too often thankfully, and I have a gas stove, so I can heat water if needed and I have battery operated air pumps for every tank. 

Just timing to see when it's recharged now, it's better than nothing

NPG are "Upgrading the cables in my area" from today onwards, planned outage for 4 consecutive sundays  

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debbeach13

I hope your plan is no additions for at least a month.

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Amphrites
1 hour ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

I’ve tried those they suck. The battery only lasts about 30 seconds in reality because these tanks pull so much power.

That sounds to me like you may not have done the math on your kWh usage, or might have received a lemon.
I can vouch for my small UPS' ability to drive the 3w sicce return pump in my tank for nearly a day.

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StinkyBunny

4 outages sucks. I'd think about moving the tank home. 

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Ratvan
6 minutes ago, StinkyBunny said:

4 outages sucks. I'd think about moving the tank home. 

Thinking of selling it to be honest

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Proxo

bang a complete in if they didn't warn you of there been no power, might get a bit of coin 🙂

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Ratvan
29 minutes ago, Proxo said:

bang a complete in if they didn't warn you of there been no power, might get a bit of coin 🙂

Done it already with Photographs of losses, hope they don't find me on here.. 

 

I love the tank but its both too big and not big enough, I can't just up and move the thing home, nowhere to put it and f*ck storing it downstairs to move it again when I get my own place. Also would like some more room, somewhere safe for the heater to be placed. So smaller nano or larger sumped system. I'd want a new stand for this if I were to sump it... 

 

I'd love to get one of the biocube 16s, but that's like rocking horse shit over here

 

I'll get it back on track over the next few weeks. This cold snap shouldn't last too long to bring ambiant temperature up to the 70s (21c) will give me some time to think about what I want to do and where to go with it. Got short term back up in place so how worse could it get. 

 

Also Pico move tomorrow so something to distract me and full clean of back and media trays again. 

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Ratvan

So the Nitrates have held overnight at 40PPM, which is a relief. 

I plan to do a full clean and water change tomorrow get to around 5ppm

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Ratvan

Single water change and down to 10ppm 😄

Will test again on Monday and see where I am and take things from there

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debbeach13

Is the power going out again this weekend?

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Ratvan
1 minute ago, debbeach13 said:

Is the power going out again this weekend?

Yes, the heater and return are on battery backup.

Hopefully found a reliable data logger for the thermometer probe so I can record temperature 24/7 

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debbeach13

Good luck. So is this now the only tank at the office?

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Ratvan
Just now, debbeach13 said:

Good luck. So is this now the only tank at the office?

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debbeach13

That's right I saw the post about the light this morning. 

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Ratvan

So numbers for this morning, after basically washing out the tank in the last week with freshly mixed saltwater

A little cooler then I would like but the fluctuations in temperature are acceptable for me -/+ 1f so i dont really see a lot of point in stressing trying to increase this. 

 

Temperature 75F/24C

Salinity 1.024

PH 7.8

Alk 8 DKH

NH3 0

NO2 0

NO3 1

PO4 0.2

Calcium 420

Mag 1300

 

So the plan is do nothing for a month, maybe get back the Wrasses and Filefish for the tank, look into soft corals that will grow easily and not be eaten by anything. Maybe complete the stocking with a large Blenny and or a Damsel or another Wrasse

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debbeach13
2 hours ago, Ratvan said:

So the plan is do nothing for a month,

Someone mark the calendar. I am having trouble believing this.

 

2 hours ago, Ratvan said:

maybe get back the Wrasses and Filefish for the tank, look into soft corals that will grow easily and not be eaten by anything. Maybe complete the stocking with a large Blenny and or a Damsel or another Wrasse

Never mind the very next sentence is all about doing some thing. 

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