Power outages are easily one of the top reasons for total tank disasters. During a power outage, water movement comes to a halt and when that happens gas exchange will stop. Over a short time, oxygen levels in the water can become depleted, and your fish can start to suffocate. A battery powered air pump is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to promote gas exchange during a power outage. Using a simple airstone, or even just allowing a free flow of air will help agitate the surface of the water, allowing oxygen to transfer and dissolve into the water.
Almost all battery powered air pumps do make a bit of vibrational noise and placing a shock absorbing pad around the pump or on the surface it is laying on will help minimize the noise.
- 1 Air Pump
- 24" of air line tubing
Tip - Keep an extra set of batteries on hand
Battery Powered Air Pump By jhmeresqu on 11/10/2016jhmeresqu would recommend this product to a friendIn-a-pinch......well worth it for my frag tank, s long as you have some spare batteries around just in case......Especially for the Stormy Season in South Florida
Useless By Jason on 11/1/2016Jason wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchase one of these, never got it to work...tossed it. Purchased a 2nd one, it would not work either, returned it.
FWIW, both came in packaging that looked well worn, like they had been opened and returned multiple times.
BRS is generally great...but honestly, with all the decent products they offer they should offer a simple battery and non-battery pumps that are useful.
Noisy By suzanne on 2/7/2015suzanne wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis unit has a loud vibration noise which gets old real fast. Also the airline tubing is really short at 24". For a portable, low use product I guess this would be ok, but still too much noise.. But for a weekend away emergency backup, this unit does not work well.