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EcoTech Marine and Tank Emergency Preparedness

With severe weather impending this fall and winter, it’s never too early to think about emergency situations and your tank. From hurricanes to blizzards and everything in between, is your tank ready for a prolonged power outage?

Scott Brang answers many questions about tank preparedness in his most recent Marine Depot blog entry. His recommendation for continuing water flow during a power outage — an EcoTech Marine VorTech pump with a battery backup.

An excerpt:

Water circulation is extremely important in the reef aquarium. It helps oxygenate the water and carries waste to filtration. If flow is stopped for even one hour the negative results can start to become apparent. That is why we recommend keeping extra pumps and pump parts in your ‘aquarium toolbox.’

But what happens if the power goes out altogether?

Invest in a quality pump like EcoTech Marine’s VorTech with battery backup and your tank’s flow will continue unaltered for up to 60 hours after the power goes out (30 hours for two pumps). Add a second battery backup to double the run time.”

Consider the facts: in an aquarium with no flow, fish and corals will begin to die in 4-10 hours. A power outage can strike during a storm or when you are traveling away from home.

A battery backup guarantees that your tank’s flow is uninterrupted regardless of power loss. With all the time and care you have invested, equipping your tank and its inhabitants in case of the worst is of the utmost importance.

To read more about EcoTech Marine’s battery backup system, please click here.