Protect your tank inhabitants with much needed aeration during a power outage with the inexpensive, battery-powered Penn Plax SAB10 Air Pump.
Impact resistant design
Provides enough air for most aquariums up to 55 gallons
Works great for transporting fish as well
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 airline tubing
Requires 2 “D” batteries (not included)