Coral reefs are fragile, but it often takes a disaster to disrupt a natural one.
Stick a coral reef into a fish tank, and it's literally on life support. A simple power outage can turn your aquarium into a mortuary in less than 48 hours.
Without power, your water pumps immediately seize up. The stagnant water quickly loses oxygen, and fish start suffocating.
Fish tanks consume lots of electricity. We actually measured the wattage using a Reliance AmWatt Load Tester.
Simply plug the equipment into the wattage meter. Then plug the wattage meter into the wall to get an accurate measurement.
* Protein Skimmer Water Pump = 105 Watts
* Water Pump 1 = 60 Watts
* Water Pump 2 = 60 Watts
* Heater 1 = 190 Watts
* Heater 2 = 190 Watts
* UV Sterilizer 1 = 30 Watts
* UV Sterilizer 2 = 30 Watts
* Light 1 (Blue/White/Fan) = 200 Watts
* Light 2 (Blue/White/Fan) = 200 Watts
Based on our calculations, we used a Yamaha 2000 Watt Inverter Generator to revive our fish tank. It worked like a charm. It packed plenty of power to start everything and save the fish.