Speak of the devil and the power went out while I was at work yesterday because someone cut a tree and it took out a power line. Fish had to fend for themselves from 3pm until 6pm when I got home and still didn’t have power until after 8. Temp dropped to 83 thankfully no lower! Luckily everyone is doing fine didn’t want to change water at risk of harming bb but doing one today for sure. Got myself a inverter to hook up to a car battery max 750w should be enough to power the heater and pump. Ordering a solar generator ASAP and returning the inverter. Almost had a show on my hands!Canisters cost 3 times as much ,they have no more flow or space in them in compare to price ?
They leak and are hard to clean . When [not if] your power fails you stand a good chance of suffocating your bacteria while what is in your canister rots ..
I have owned a few in my day ..I pitty you all thinking you are getting something better for the money ..How American it all seems !
60+ tanks maybe 50 Aquaclears ,uncountable sponge filters and 3 sumps..NO CANISTERS ..
Again show me a fish breeder/keepers room that is run on canisters ...I'll show you a not so smart keeper ...
I run an AQ70 and 110 with 2 sponges on my 65 g that has 4 fish in it ...All probably cheaper then a medium[ POS] canister ….
I know I can clean all 4 in less time then one canister and with one tenth the trouble ...
Hey coral banditI like HOBS over canisters any day probably any brand ...
Sumps are for big tanks IMO. Any tank under 75 g can be run well without a sump .
Sumps are just a trickle or wet dry filter .Some can be large or have custom baffles to channel water .Hey coral bandit
I apologize for my ignorance on this subject, but many many yrs ago Ive used undergravel, sponge, HOB’s & trickle filters. Trickles are excellent biological filters, so so chemical & mechanical. IYO- What exactly is a sump? Is it what trickle filters sit in? Or it’s own larger separate filter?
I mostly hear about sumps on saltwater tanks.
80 feet in the air!? Either you’re a high lineman or a rock climber!People don't plan to fail ,they fail to plan ..
Any extra power source is helpful especially if user friendly .
Accidents are never planned , if they were they would be pre scheduled activities ..
Some thoughts that have crossed my mind in the fish room and while 80 feet up in the air last couple days ...
They’re all gorgeous, @Thedudeiam94 !!
I do roofs ! Spent the week at Lake Placid High School in an 80 lift with view of the Olympic ski jumps and the Adirondacks !
Ditto!!I do roofs ! Spent the week at Lake Placid High School in an 80 lift with view of the Olympic ski jumps and the Adirondacks !
A generator or multiple breakers are a fish rooms friend ..
Yikes! That’s just as bad!! Lol!
Where I live, a generator/backup power supply has become as necessary as your stove and refrigerator. I just worry that we’ll lose power in the middle of the night, and I won’t know until morning. Mine isn’t automatic - I’ve got to haul it out of the garage and get it going.
@Thedudeiam94 they do look great and the excellent growth shows ..You are doing great with these guys !