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Old 05-16-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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air pump, battery operated

do u guys and gals, with smaller tanks, 30 gallons or less, use an air pump when u lose electricity?...if u do, which one do u use????

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Old 05-17-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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I don't know what kind of battery operated air pump I have because there was only one to chose from at the LFS I have used it when moving and it worked well. I have never lost power long enough to use my air pumps at home.


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Try the Penn-Plax Silent Air B11.
It seems to work really well and it's only $10.99.
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I have two of the Hagen battery powered air pumps. They are LOUD and fit together like crap. The D batteries have a tendency to pop out once you try to put them in as well. I would never buy another one. Unfortunately I bought of them at the same time

The PennPlax pumps look pretty nice. They plug into the wall and when a power loss occurs, they automatically turn on and use the battery power.
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:53 PM   #5
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I used the Hagens until last summer when we lost power for 4days Then it became a generator and extension cords.
2-55gal \ 1-30gal \ 1-10gal in use
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We have an Azzo double "nonstop" model.
It has an option for intervals, which helps save its 2 hour battery life aand make it 3-4 hours. It is also very quiet (i really like that in a pump!)

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