09-26-2006, 11:26 AM
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Power Failure protection
Hi I just got started :) with 25gal and all the water tests seem okay. Have 5 Zebra danious doing the cycling.
I am concerned about power outages, especially because when the power goes off to my water filter (Aquaclear I believe), the water empties from it and it needs to be reprimed with water before starting again. It not only won't resume filtering after the power comes on, it advises that doing so unprimed can burn out the motor or cause damage to it. Other than geting some UPS to keep the filter always running what other ideas are there? UPS is intended for short duration heavy draw so not sure if it works well for long duration low draw. Maybe some battery operated secondary that kicks in and fills the primary (or something silly like that?)