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    Hey guys well i have decide to invest in an automatic generator back up system so that when the power goes off the generator will automatically run everything on my 180. This generator will be just for my 180 NOTHING else in the house.

    i looked around at homedepot and found these 2 units,

    "Guardian
    12000 Watt Home Standby Generator
    Model 04456

    24/7 blackout protection whether you're home or away. Fully automatic home standby generator comes pre-packaged and pre-wired with an automatic transfer switch. Unit operates on either natural gas (12,000 watts) or LP gas (12,000 watts.) 26 HP OHVI Industrial engine with full pressure lubrication. Includes composite mounting pad for quick installation.

    • 12000 watts (LP or NG)
    • UL Listed 2200
    • 26 HP OHVI Industrial engine
    • Automatic blackout protection
    • Automatic transfer switch with built-in load center
    • Includes: 30 ft., 5 ft. & 2 ft. pre-wired conduits, outdoor connection box, flexible fuel line and composite mounting pad"

    this one above is 2700

    and then this one is alittle smaller,

    "Guardian
    7000/6000 Watt Home Standby Generator
    Model 04389

    24/7 blackout protection whether you're home or away. Fully automatic home standby generator comes pre-packaged and pre-wired with an automatic transfer switch. Unit operates on either natural gas (6,000 watts) or LP gas (7,000 watts.) 14.5 HP OHVI Industrial engine with full pressure lubrication. Includes composite mounting pad for quick installation.

    • Automatic transfer switch with built-in load center
    • Includes: 30 ft., 5 ft. & 2 ft. pre-wired conduits, outdoor connection box, flexible fuel line and composite mounting pad
    • 14.5 HP OHVI Industrial engine
    • UL Listed 2200
    • 7000 watts (LP) / 6000 watts (NG)
    • Automatic blackout protection"

    this one is about 1900

    do you think the smaller one will be ok? do you think it can run my 180 or do i need to get the bigger one?

    or do you have a link to a better one? these are both from the Homedepot, i am open to opipions here. i need to get this thing setup in about 1 month. i have a retired electrician that is going to help me hook it up, (he lives next door to me!) anyway what else do i need? anything special? do i need to get anything else?

    thanks again!

    Nick
    275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

  • #2
    the smaller one would probably be enough. Check and see how many watts your using and see if it's under 7000

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    • #3
      how many watts are in an amp? it takes 12amps to run 2 of my reef optic III 250w DE pendants,

      anyway thanks Madison!

      Nick
      275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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      • #4
        well so far i am about 5000W, BUT i over calculated alot of things to be on the safe side! so i should be fine with the small one,

        BUT is this a good brand? you know a reputable one? or should i look around for a better one? anythoughts or suggestions?

        thanks!

        Nick
        275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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        • #5
          Both those generators are great. Ive seen the larger one in action----last hurricane season out of power for 14 days---sucked. You wont be disappointed
          Sean

          Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

          Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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          • #6
            yeah thanks! i figure about the amount i have into this tank its worth it, plus i can take it with me when i move and upgrade my tank! its a shame that i am already planning my next tank! and its 4 years away!

            Nick
            275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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            • #7
              Nick, in this hobby you are always planning a new tank Youre not the only one
              Sean

              Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

              Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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              • #8
                haha thats true

                Nick
                275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                • #9
                  Hahaha very true, I am always fantasizing about how my next tank in my next house is going to be and I don't even have plans to move yet
                  400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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                  • #10
                    yeah i dream of one day a 10 or 12 feet long by 4 or 5 feet wide by 28" high tank!

                    we will see if it happens!

                    Nick
                    275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                    • #11
                      mine is a 4'x4'x2 cube hahaha
                      Sean

                      Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                      Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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                      • #12
                        My next tank is going to be 10' x 5' x 4.3', built in, completely decorated with Korallenwelt Riff Keramik :biggthump
                        400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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