got a battery backup

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by scotty b, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    i got a battery back up for my tank so far its been keeping the sump pump going just over a hour :)
    any one use power backups?
     
  2. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Scotty b,

    What type of back up do you now have?

    I have two generators for my house and tanks. Battery powered back up for air supply.

    Ken
     




  3. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    its a temporary battery back up, it kept the sump pump going for 2 hours and only used 1/2 battery so im thinkig it will power a pump for 4 hours (+-)
     
  4. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Is this a DIY back up or something that you had to purchase. Give us some more details if you can. :)

    Thanks!

    Ken
     
  5. Orion5Well Known MemberMember

    Yes, details please. :) I would love to have a backup battery like this if it can be bought plug n play.
     
  6. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

  7. Orion5Well Known MemberMember

    Awesome! This is really good to know, even if it's a little too expensive for me at the moment. :)

    I imagine that it would work a lot longer if there were only air pumps connected to power air driven filters in a longer-term emergency.
     
  8. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    i got it from a buddy who was redoing his computer set up i think ill run air pumps off it
     
  9. AnthonyC4CWell Known MemberMember

    I work on cars as one of my hobbies and passions and have 2 jumper packs with outlets and a generator... back up is always important especially taking on responsibility of life no matter what it may be.
     
  10. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    one good think about the drilled tank with the sump us i can bucket water from the sump to the main tank in event of power outage to
     
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