Coral reefers home 225

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Coral reefer, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Is that rimless glass? Nice.

    Too bad PG&E on this side of the bay will get you into the 44c/kWh if you so much as look at a fish tank :D
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Yeah, I need to go solar pretty bad. I tell myself this tank will house some "higher end" stuff to help pay for the tanks... I am sure that will amount to giving away more stuff more or less.
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well if you ever want to run solar ideas off someone because you'd rather save an absolute crap ton of money and do most of the physical installation yourself (although SF still has insane incentives for solar installations if you're "Low income" not sure what you and your wife's income levels are, at least as reported on your taxes) let me know, I picked the brains of the guys who did mine because I had a plan to increase the size of my system (without telling PG&E of course...) after the fact.
  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Sound so good, more information would be great. Maybe I can give you a hand on the downstairs sometime and you can give me some info/tips.
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    No worries, the subfloor is almost down to the point where I can move fish (assuming I had a stand to put a tank on :D), still need to run plumbing in the walls too for onsite water, as well as ventilation and other piping for "future unknowns"
  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Dbtc red table looking pretty happy, starting to color up again. Took awhile to settle in after coming back from @kmoresf IMG_0187.JPG
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Wtf PGE?!? Came home at 8 pm to jo power, called in, they said estimated back On at 9 pm. No big deal. Called again at 9:30, they say 7 am. Ouch.
    Hope I'll be ok... gonna be up a bunch to stir water by hand I suppose. I need a couple battery back ups for vortechs.
  8. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    oh no! that is a long time. Do you have what you need?
  9. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Have a 24 hour Walmart near you?

    I have a couple of Pentax battery air pumps you can borrow, but I'm probably far for you this late. If you want 'em, I'll be up until midnight or so.
  10. daddio

    daddio Guest

    I have a brand new generator you can borrow
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    I hope to be ok. Will stir And pray. Thanks guys
  12. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

    You should be fine
  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Came back on at 3:45. Everything seems ok
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  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    That’s as bad as having a newborn.
  15. insomniac2k2

    insomniac2k2 Supporting Member

    Just a heads up. These are great for running battery backup and vortechs. They just need a barrel adapter and multi splitters if you want to run more than one thing off the same battery backup. Much more economical if you watch ebay. I've purchased most of mine for about $20 ea.


    Here is the adapter that you would need to "convert" to the ecotech port: 5.5mm/2.1mm Female plug to 3.5mm/1.35 male

    That should yield you tons of results on amazon or ebay. They are super cheap. I made a bunch of contribution on all the adapters you can run on RC if you are looking for ideas.

    Last edited: Jul 15, 2018
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Thank you. I certainly need to get my black out game going. Might get a generator just to be safe on top of automatic battery backup for flow at least.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018
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  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    ... or find those ecotech battery backup cables :D
  18. insomniac2k2

    insomniac2k2 Supporting Member

    Oh he has them already?!?!
  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well I don't know if he has working ones, I have one, and I'm near by... I just don't know where the cables are :D
  20. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Just get one of these...
    Got it for my camper. Sick of killing lead acid batteries. But I bet it would run a powerhead for a while.

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