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Post by matt_longview on Wed 25 May 2011, 12:47 pm

Does anyone have a battery backup or battery powered powerhead/pump for sale?

Where's the best place to get a battery powered powerhead/pump from?


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Post by ritter678 on Wed 25 May 2011, 1:27 pm

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3669+8044+3693&pcatid=3693

You could use one of the live well/minnow bucket pumps from academy too.
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Post by matt_longview on Wed 25 May 2011, 1:37 pm

Thanks. I'm getting one of those for sure. Is there a battery powered pump that will move the water more or is a UPS for a CPU pretty well the only option for a powerhead during power outages?
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Post by ritter678 on Wed 25 May 2011, 1:47 pm

matt_longview wrote:Is there a battery powered pump that will move the water more

Not that I know of Matt. I know you can use a power inverter that will plug into a cigarette lighter and hook a power head to that. Maybe you could use a spare car battery to keep around and connect an adapter to it with a lighter hole, plug the inverter into that and run a power head. When I brought some fish, snails and crabs back from Galveston I plugged a power inverter into the cig lighter and used a cooler with a maxi jet 1200 in it that worked good. If you're just trying to survive power outages then the air pump would be all you need for a short period of time. I don't know how long the batteries last in those though. By the time you bought all that stuff though you could probably pay a little more and buy a small generator. I run all my tanks off a generator if the power is out for a while.
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Post by matt_longview on Wed 25 May 2011, 1:53 pm

Yeah, I saw a guy do that exact setup on one of the big forums I was researching on. I decided against that pretty much immediately. lol

So I'll get the air pump for sure, and I suppose an MP10 with battery backup will be a future plan for power outages.

I'm also snagging this heater controller:
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=22586

You can beat $32 for something that will turn your heater off if it sticks on. :-)

That'll work great until I get a controller, and even after I do I can move all of this other stuff to my office and set myself up an office nano. Whoo hoo!

Now that it seems may tank will work well long term I'm preparing for all of the little things that could cause crashes. :-)
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