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    Posted: April 14 2017 at 10:43pm
Just a reminder on the importance of a spare.

Nobody drives around without a spare tire for their car. Which in a way is silly. It's not like you're likely to get in big trouble without it.

Now with aquariums- it's also not needed, but not a bad idea. For instance I run seven light fixtures all the same. Not a bad idea to have an 8th. I also run three identical pumps, might as well have a 4th.
Well tonight a pump went out. Switched it in 10 minutes. All is well. I've had that spare for years.

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Another thought. On my main tank, I run three pumps. Not only on separate outlets, but on separate circuits.

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I do the same thing.  Saved me over Christmas break.  
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Great advice!
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Yeah, I need to do this.
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I actually switched to my spare about 5 months ago and I couldn't believe how stressed out I was for 3 months until I got another one to put on the shelf. I've always had a spare and never had to worry until then.
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