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Back up air

5 years 3 months ago #35006 by sawboy
Replied by sawboy on topic Back up air

madeto wrote: Yes - back up pump -must have.
Last year I replaced my old linear pump, that was running for me continuously for 8 years. Now that one is my back up.
I also invested in emergency generator, that in case of power failure, will provide electricity to all the outlets in my fish room and my beer fridge ;)

I'm looking at it this way:
Back up pump cost me around $250
Generator was around $1000
At any given moment, I have $3000-$4000 worth of fish in my fish tanks.
One bad storm that leaves you without electricity for few days ( and we had one 2 years ago ) and your pump and generator is paid for.


Exactly the same plan. When I upgraded the pump, I the old one was running perfectly. I also had another smaller pump. If my main pump fails, I install the old one, and add the little one at one end, and I'm back up and humming along just fine.

And a generator is something EVERY home owner should have, whether or not they keep fish. Power goes down, I plug in the refrigerator, and the air pump, and I'm good to go. If it's winter, I'll plug the heaters in.

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5 years 3 months ago #35005 by Tolak
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chefjimmy wrote: this is what i do for back up air. i never fill the tanks up all the way, i leave a few inches at the top. that way if my air pump fails, there will be pelnty of air in the tank for them to breathe. :whistle: .


This sure beats my idea of keeping buckets of air on hand! :P

Spare pump FTW, takes just a few minutes to swap it out. I also keep a diaphragm kit on hand for my pump, this is what usually goes out.

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5 years 3 months ago #35004 by chefjimmy
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this is what i do for back up air. i never fill the tanks up all the way, i leave a few inches at the top. that way if my air pump fails, there will be pelnty of air in the tank for them to breathe. :whistle: .

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5 years 3 months ago #35003 by madeto
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My back up is not connected, but it is there. Uses same plumbing as the other one, so it is just the matter or disconnecting one and connecting other one.
In any case, beats waiting 4-5 days to get replacement in case main fails.

So I say to her……There is plenty of stuff at the house for the baby to eat!!!! I REALLY need this fish……

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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #35001 by Midknight
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-- So, how is the backup air pump incorporated into the system? Is it piped in, ready to go with some sort of sensor to activate it in case of need? Or do you simply remove the pump and replace it with the backup when the primary fails?

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5 years 3 months ago #35000 by madeto
Replied by madeto on topic Back up air
Yes - back up pump -must have.
Last year I replaced my old linear pump, that was running for me continuously for 8 years. Now that one is my back up.
I also invested in emergency generator, that in case of power failure, will provide electricity to all the outlets in my fish room and my beer fridge ;)

I'm looking at it this way:
Back up pump cost me around $250
Generator was around $1000
At any given moment, I have $3000-$4000 worth of fish in my fish tanks.
One bad storm that leaves you without electricity for few days ( and we had one 2 years ago ) and your pump and generator is paid for.

So I say to her……There is plenty of stuff at the house for the baby to eat!!!! I REALLY need this fish……

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5 years 3 months ago #34998 by ziggy2
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I have a spare pump in case my main quits.

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5 years 3 months ago #34997 by Matt
Back up air was created by Matt
B) I run a main air line to all my tanks ran by one air supply . Ok Has anyone ever come up with a back up plan just in case it went out ? I just wanted to hear what other members have going on as a back up ?? Matt

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