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Old 10-25-2012, 09:32 AM
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I'm not worried about a pump I'm worried about the tempature I have a generator but my pops doesent let me run it past 11 at night so I'd be screwed when the temp drops lol
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:37 AM
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I'm not worried about a pump I'm worried about the tempature I have a generator but my pops doesent let me run it past 11 at night so I'd be screwed when the temp drops lol
sorry, cant help you there...
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lol yep
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Wrap the tank in a blanket....seriously. Water temp wont drop that fast. Even so...it will drop at a slow and steady rate. Temp should really be last think to worry about.

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:52 AM
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how so? its cold outside now if u can't run a heater all night that's an issue not having a pump is easy I run the generator till 11 then I wake up every 2 hours and stir the tank pretty rediculous Lmao but hey its gotten Me through every power outage in the past year and there's been a few. but thanks for the blanket tip hopefully I won't have to use it
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Well thats true it is colde outside, but hopefully thats not where your tank is

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Buy a 750w Inverter & a marine deep charge battery. You can plug your heater into the inverter and waalaahh you've got a heater running when your generator is off.

Why don't you offer an outlet on your generator to your dad to use on your refrigerator over night? Maybe if you barter electric for extended use he'll let you run it.

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/APC---Ba...specifications

Looking to pick this up today.

Return pump only. The other UPS I have will be hooked up to my RKL for the heater and skimmer. Hopefully the storm takes a right and heads farther out to sea and doesn't hit us.
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Looking to pick this up today.

Return pump only. The other UPS I have will be hooked up to my RKL for the heater and skimmer. Hopefully the storm takes a right and heads farther out to sea and doesn't hit us.

B, I know you're aware of this, but just in case someone else takes this idea they should be careful setting this UPS up. This battery backup has 'Automatic Shutdown' software built in. These UPS's are designed for computer equipment and will automatically shut down anything plugged into the controlled outlets. For our reefkeeping purposes, this is exactly OPPOSITE of what we want to accomplish. When the power goes out we want the controlled outlets to STAY ON.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Good luck to everyone. Hope there are no outages.

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Looking to pick this up today.

Return pump only. The other UPS I have will be hooked up to my RKL for the heater and skimmer. Hopefully the storm takes a right and heads farther out to sea and doesn't hit us.
That's the exact same model I have now with an MP40 connected to it. Works well, luckily haven't needed it (yet) for a long duration.

Russ, I believe the auto-shutdown feature requires a PC to be running a client software for the shutdown to occur. It's been awhile since I've dealt with Powerchute, but in the past the UPS will signal the PC via USB to perform a graceful shutdown on an unattended PC. Without this software, the UPS will just keep running till the batteries are drained.
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