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Holly 05-15-2007 12:14 PM

Power loss and a canister filter
 
What happens to the canister filter if my power goes out and there's no backup? Am I going to end up with water all over the place? That's my biggest fear. My husband would kill me!!!

Daz 05-15-2007 12:42 PM

If the filter fails all that will happen is the water supply will stop pumping out and will stop pumping in. It will not leak anywhere.

Mr.Todd 05-15-2007 01:28 PM

Yes, there is nothing to worry about if the power goes out with leakage (as the tubing on canister filters usually make a complete loop), but you do have to worry about an ammonia spike.

If power outages are common in your area you could consider a UPS (back up power supply). If you only hook up your filter to it you may not need to get a very huge one to suffice. That way when your power goes out filtration goes on!


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leifthebunny 05-15-2007 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr.Todd
If power outages are common in your area you could consider a UPS (back up power supply). If you only hook up your filter to it you may not need to get a very huge one to suffice. That way when your power goes out filtration goes on!

This is my recommendation, but then again, I live in an area that is prone to power fluctuations to include brown outs and power spikes which UPS' help with.


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