mdw2589

Brand New Marineland Rimless 60G Cube Build

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bif24701   
On 6/20/2017 at 5:13 PM, mdw2589 said:

Can someone please help me find where a 12 volt battery was used as a battery backup system for your aquarium?

I could have swore I was reading a post somewhere on here the other day about a battery backup. I could not find it searching the site so I went ahead and bought this 12-volt deep cycle battery and a inverter from Harbor Freight just in case we lose power during the storm. I figure the battery should power the pump and maybe the lights for hopefully a few days if needed. 4c3645f84ef47958420d2500f0c805e7.jpgb392e75f5bd095dc50db76a2a2a13cb7.jpg55e6e8819475cd5ff4b0ef5ac7d2996e.jpg

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I think you are talking about my battery back up or even Big Dog's.  I use a car battery to power my Vortechs and a BatteryMINDER to keep it charged.  Works wonders and has been well tested/used.  Saved my tank during a 12 hour power outage this June.  Occurred the day after I left for a month!  Result was zero casualties, intact I don't think anything had the slitest problem.  If not for that my reef would have died, I'm certain.

its 100% automatic with enough juice to run my MP60 for 2+days!

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12 hours ago, happyhourhero said:

Looking good! I like your YouTube vids

Thanks man! I need to make more but it can be time consuming.

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7 minutes ago, bif24701 said:

I think you are talking about my battery back up or even Big Dog's.  I use a car battery to power my Vortechs and a BatteryMINDER to keep it charged.  Works wonders and has been well tested/used.  Saved my tank during a 12 hour power outage this June.  Occurred the day after I left for a month!  Result was zero casualties, intact I don't think anything had the slitest problem.  If not for that my reef would have died, I'm certain.

its 100% automatic with enough juice to run my MP60 for 2+days

That's awesome! I tested mine and it ran a power head for 3 days. With some solar panels and a second battery it could be endless!

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Biggest babies my Goni has dropped so far. This is number 3 & 4. 1&2 were so small they got lost in the sand.caa8fe67fe904e98eced9bc780fddd38.jpg

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I think you are talking about my battery back up or even Big Dog's.  I use a car battery to power my Vortechs and a BatteryMINDER to keep it charged.  Works wonders and has been well tested/used.  Saved my tank during a 12 hour power outage this June.  Occurred the day after I left for a month!  Result was zero casualties, intact I don't think anything had the slitest problem.  If not for that my reef would have died, I'm certain.
its 100% automatic with enough juice to run my MP60 for 2+days!



I also have the same thing in my build thread.
12v Optima Red top
BatteryMINDER charges/maintains battery
I bought the battery backup cable for my Vortech off of the parts section of Echotech site. Cut off the battery end plug and crimped on two terminal lugs. Attached the fuses line to (+) and the other to (-) of course. I have calculated about 3 days runtime.

Advantages this has
Longer run time on battery power
Better battery period
Could have used a cheaper battery and the set up would even cost less but I already had this battery.
If battery goes bad, easy to replace. Car batteries are sold at Walmart 24/7. I can even buy more batteries on really long outages for more running time



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