Already has saved lives By Carl on 8/8/2013
Carl would recommend this product to a friend
Took less than a month for us to a 5 hour outage. I have these on 3 tanks and all life survived. Probably the best accessory for the vortech pumps
Backup first impressions...impressed By Daniel on 7/18/2013
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
This thing is solid. Nice solid lead acid battery. Much larger and heavier than expected. Reminds me of the Braile-auto battery in my car. No doubt this can power a pump for a few days, as the other powers my car. We should thank theses guys for free shipping. A lithium-ion version would be cool. 15 year life-span with no degradation anyone???
Required equipment By Drew on 7/18/2013
Drew would recommend this product to a friend
Backups should be part of any system and if you own a Vor-Tech it's crazy not too have this piece of mind. The ability to daisy chain multiple backups is nice.
Great Insurance By Jeff on 7/17/2013
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
This thing was a breeze to hook up and is very well built. Not cheap, but good batteries never are. Of course what in this hobby is cheap. Actually looking forward to the next power outage !
AWESOME By SDReefer44 on 1/29/2013
SDReefer44 would recommend this product to a friend
Does exactly what it is suppose to do. Not sure how anyone runs a vortech without it (or some kind of backup). 2-3days of sure flow gives great peace of mind. Thanks!
It's life support in a pinch By Rich on 10/4/2012
Rich would recommend this product to a friend
The last thing you want with thousands invested in your reef is a power outage. It's simple peace of mind... No reef should be with out one! - Just be warned, it's bigger and heaver then then any photo can do it justice. Mount it securely... and happy reefing!
Piece of mind By Scott on 5/8/2012
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
Nice insurance policy in case the power goes out. Out of town alot nice to know my tank will be ok during power outages.
Great Backup By Nathan on 2/29/2012
Nathan would recommend this product to a friend
If you live in the midwest like I do, these are a must. Once power is lost these little babies kick in and power your Vortechs at 25% power for many hours.
worth every penny By nathan on 2/20/2012
nathan would recommend this product to a friend
$165 for peace of mind is not to bad i think. easy to hook up and works great
BACK UP By TUBBY on 1/12/2012
TUBBY would recommend this product to a friend
I GOT THIS BATT PACK ABOUT 9 MONTHS AGO, WHEN WE HAD A POWER OUTAGE HERE, THIS THING KICKED ON WITHOUT A PROBLEM. CONSIDERING THE COST OF MY LIVE STOCKS, THIS UNIT IS WORTH IT'S PRICE. WILL BE BUYING ANOTHER IN THE NEAR FUTURE
Does what it says on the tin, but short of perfect By Tony on 9/12/2011
Tony would recommend this product to a friend
The backup unit is housed in an aluminum housing that's been painted white. It has flanges on the rear with holes for mounting screws, although unfortunately it does not come with any screws. It does, however, come with 2 fused connecting cables that can be used either for 2 pumps or a pump and a 2nd battery. Interestingly, this battery backup unit can also be used for the new EcoTech LED lighting units in addition to the pumps, which means it's a much more complete backup solution if your setup is all-EcoTech. The battery packs are apparently not user-replaceable. The built-in trickle charger has a small and light side-mounting "wall wart" that incorporates a status LED. My unit came fully charged and worked properly when I tested it by cutting off power to the pump. It remains to be seen whether it will work for the full 72 hours advertised with an MP10, but so far indications are good. Recommended over a traditional UPS because it can be hidden away and because it will have a much longer runtime.