Protecting Your Investment with the IceCap Battery Backup

by | Feb 15, 2022 | Reef, Tanks | 5 comments

Sometimes hindsight is 20/20 and that is no exception in the aquarium hobby. Many of us here on the East Coast either experienced or are still experiencing a major winter storm. With nearly 130,000 power outages and counting, it is vital to have some form of backup power to keep our tanks going. Aquariums can go a few days or more without lighting but maintaining the water temperature and water circulation is imperative. Having a  generator on hand for such emergencies is great, but for some hobbyists this is not feasible.

There is one simple and affordable solution that addresses water circulation concerns during a power outage.  CoralVue recently released their 3rd generation IceCap Battery Backup that can keep aquarium pumps running for hours. The IceCap V MORE

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Sometimes hindsight is 20/20 for some and that is no exception in the aquarium hobby. Many of us here on the East Coast either experienced or are still experiencing a major winter storm. With nearly 130,000 power outages and counting, it is vital to have some form of backup power to keep our tanks going. Aquariums can go a few days or more without lighting but maintaining the water temperature and water circulation is imperative. Having a generator on hand for such emergencies is great, but for some hobbyists this is not feasible. There is one simple and affordable solution that addresses water circulation concerns during a power outage. CoralVue recently released their 3rd generation IceCap Battery Backup that can keep aquarium pumps running for hours. The IceCap V (read full article...)

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Josh

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This device helped to save my tank during superstorm Sandy. I don't know for sure, but it probably helped out at other times too since it just clicks on when the power fluctuates.

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BuckChoklit

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ive been debating about purchasing one or even making my own. definitely a good thing to have im sure

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Sometimes hindsight is 20/20 for some and that is no exception in the aquarium hobby. Many of us here on the East Coast either experienced or are still experiencing a major winter storm. With nearly 130,000 power outages and counting, it is vital to have some form of backup power to keep our tanks going. Aquariums can go a few days or more without lighting but maintaining the water temperature and water circulation is imperative. Having a generator on hand for such emergencies is great, but for some hobbyists this is not feasible. There is one simple and affordable solution that addresses water circulation concerns during a power outage. CoralVue recently released their 3rd generation IceCap Battery Backup that can keep aquarium pumps running for hours. The IceCap V (read full article...)

I follow Parkers reef on You tube and he has some nice instructional video on making battery backup.
You can make one that will run necessities in tank for hours.
Or your full tank for days.
Let me post that video.
He made one for 3200 Australian that can run his full tank for week.

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ssdawood

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This is from Dude

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ssdawood

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The amount of money we have in tanks it is wise to have a backup for tank only
Whole house if you like comfort.

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