Any serious aquarium owner knows that backup electricity is essential to maintaining an underwater ecosystem.
Yes, it may need to be a “perfect storm” of sorts for a power outage to actually have an effect on your tank, but it happens more often than you’d think. So it’s best to be prepared for the worst.
Enter: TheInverterStore.com — a one-stop shop for emergency backup, off-grid and mobile power solutions.
We size power systems for fish tanks almost every day and have heard horror stories from those who put it off!
Many learned about the importance of backup electricity the hard way last year when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United States.
The event left more than 8 million people without power for weeks, and it’s likely that many fish fell in harm’s way because of it.
Just the other day I got a call from a fellow, Eric Cain, who was purchasing a backup power system for his aquaculture (aquafarming) setup, and he spared no expense, purchasing eight deep-cycle batteries (so that he could take advantage of our free shipping deal on the purchase of eight batteries or more), two 230 watt solar panels, a 6000 watt low frequency AIMS Power inverter charger, a 40 amp MPPT AIMS Power solar charge controller and cables to connect it all.
The total he spent – more than $5,000 – is a testament to the attachment one builds to a submerged sanctuary, and this fish aficionado wanted to make certain that he made every precaution necessary to preserve his hard work.
It would be a shame to see all those hours spent on maintaining the fish tank’s perfect equilibrium go to waste, not to mention the amount of money spent.
A power outage caused by an earthquake, hurricane, or any event could mean the end of your aquarium if the electricity is knocked out long enough.
“I just don’t want to be put in a situation like that,” Cain said. “The tank has to be self-sufficient because power can go out for a week at a time where I am (Millville, New Jersey).”
He’s making certain that the 100 blue tilapia in his tank are taken care of properly.
Cain says that he hopes he won’t have to use his aquarium backup power system much for emergencies, but believes he’ll find plenty of other applications in the meantime.
“I also weld so I plan on getting some more use out of the system that way,” Cain said.
The logic spawns from the fact that the system is easily installed and uninstalled, making it simple to use it for multiple applications at different times.
If you need help sizing a backup power system for your fish tank, please give us a call at 775-851-4100 — we’ll be happy to help out!