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Why is it ?,That when we have tank issues, it's always when you leave town, sleep, work, or any situation that ensures you are not around to quickly resolve the situation.

My system has been up for just over 6 months now with no issues. And the one weekend I plan a camping trip, the circuit breaker trips. What's worse, is even joking with my brother that the only time stuff like this happens is when you leave town just prior to leaving. Well as I said.... Go figure. I come home after an awesome weekend of camping, to a dark tank, no flow, and and a what the heck moment.

Apex log shows the tank was down for nearly 24 hours. Luckly looking at things, everything looks like it hasn't suffered too much. Nem was on a walkabout, all fish were still alive and temp was surprisingly still stable. Fingers crossed.

Those of you with apex, how do you handle such an event? Obviously I get no alarm until power is restored. What's the trick around this? Also lets hear some other stories of not so great tank problem timing so we all may learn how to avoid some of these issues

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That's no good! At least everything seems to of made it through!

I went to black butte a week ago. Topped off my ato jug, did a water change, fed the only fish I have and went on my marry way. Came home to one of my heads of my frogspawn totally dead because a Yuma decided to move and plant it's [language filter] right on the frogspawn :(

I think we are just destined to have something go wrong if we are on vacation lol.

 

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Let me know if you need any help Mike I'm no expert at Apex, but there is a number of ways to set the mobile alarm to let you know when things are out of wack.

Thanks Isaac. I have it set to send all kinds of alarms/texts/emails. My issue is that if power goes out it then can't send those alarms. Especially a power failure alarm.

I'm not sure if there is a circuit breaker that will reset itself after a certain period of time or not. However this seems like it's the only solution to me.

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I don't know how this happened but I get a power off email/text sent my way whenever there is a problem.

 

Not sure how. 

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A partial fix would be to put either your Apex or chiller on a different circuit. I put my chiller on a different circuit than the rest of the tank stuff to avoid this kind of problem.[/quote

 

I plan on running a separate circuit for the chiller eventually , but how would the apex send an alarm if the power to it was down anyway.

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A partial fix would be to put either your Apex or chiller on a different circuit. I put my chiller on a different circuit than the rest of the tank stuff to avoid this kind of problem.[/quote

 

I plan on running a separate circuit for the chiller eventually , but how would the apex send an alarm if the power to it was down anyway.

 

Running your chiller on a separate circuit will prevent the chiller from overloading and tripping the circuit that your Apex is on. It will not, however, prevent a ground fault in something running on the Apex circuit from tripping it. I think Jeremy's solution is a good one for that issue. I might do something similar myself. A battery backup for the router is a great idea too!

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