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I am renting at the moment and don't have the means to switch my power source to a generator. 

What are your thoughts on a surge protecting power board?  Something similar to this > https://www.umart.com.au/Powerware-Eaton-3S-550VA-300W-UPS_17299G.html#os_jieshao 

I think it'd automatically turn on when there's a black out and continue power the filters, even when you're not there.

However are there better solutions?

Thanks for your time 

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Just check how long the UPS will supply power for after the mains go out. I think you will find it is only for a relatively short time.
IMHO look for a 12v back up system because the UPS would only help you with a short blackout, and your tank would most likely be ok in that short amount of time anyway.
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I've tried to figure that out by using online calculators. With the Eaton's brand calculator it says for 77 minutes. However a couple other sites have given up to 5 hours of run time. 

Is there a back up system you recommend?

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