Battery Operated Air Pumps for Saltwater & Freshwater Aquariums
For aquarium keepers looking for an inexpensive automatic emergency only pump, this Automatic Battery Air Pump is an excellent choice!
The thing your tank needs the most is air. Your fish consume oxygen and produce carbon dioxide. Most of the oxygen enters the aquarium (and co2 leaves the aquarium) by gas exchange at the water surface. The excess co2 gasses off into the room and fresh oxygen enters the water. With good air exchange the aquarium reaches equilibrium with the levels in the air around the tank, and for the most part, doesn’t vary too much. Good air exchange is the result of good flow in the tank and agitation at the surface of the tank. When the power goes out, so does most of your gas exchange. This isn’t a huge issue for most aquariums if were talking about a short period of time, but the sooner you can get that water movement and surface agitation back up and running the better. A battery powered air pump is one of the things that should be in everyone’s kit. They are inexpensive and can save you a boatload in the event of a power outage. At around the $20 range they are probably cheaper than any piece of livestock you have in your tank. They generally come in two different flavors, automatic and manual. With a manual battery powered air pump like the , you put batteries in the air pump and it starts pumping. The batteries are its only power source. Simply submerge the end of the airline tubing down in the tank and let it bubble. As the bubbles rise to the surface they will not only produce some movement of water in the tank but they will cause ripples on the water and agitate the surface of the water, promoting air exchange. Not only a life saver in the event of a power outage, but the is a great option for long rides home from the fish store or frag swap.
Moreover, aquarium air pumps can also be categorized by their power source. Some aquarium air pumps are battery powered, some are powered with a good old electrical outlet, and some have the capability to do either or. On a side note, if you are using the pump to power an under gravel filter, you will definitely need to know the size of the tank and what size of tank the pump is rated for.
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Aquarium air equipment is an essential part of any healthy aquarium setup. Air circulation helps stabilize PH as well as provide necessary oxygen for respiration. Aquarium air pumps will also help give your aquarium tank a more dynamic look when used with air stones and flexible air diffusers. We carry a great selection of aquarium air pumps, heavy duty linear air pumps, regenerative blowers, battery back-up air pumps, air valves and fittings and aquarium air diffusers.This air pump is a perfect back-up aquarium pump designed to aerate your aquarium during a power outage or any interruption of your AC power. It is highly efficient; thus, it is suitable for any aquarium. With ability to provide continuous airflow to your tank, this pump is the best solution to keeping your fish safe and comfortable. Silent Air Battery-Operated Aquarium Air Pump measures 5.5 inches high by 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep and has 5’ cord for easy placement.