The Battery Operated Air Pump by Hagen provides auxiliary air when main air source fails on fish tanks or can be used as the air source when tranporting live fish. The Battery Operated Air Pump works great during fishing to keep the minnows, goldfish & etc alive for longer periods of time. Fish will never have to die due to the lack of oxygen again if you have the Battery Operated Air Pump!
Battery Operated Air Pump provides reliable back-up air source during household electrical power failure.
Uses two "D" cell batteries (not included)
Air hose & air stone is included with the Battery Operated Air Pump.
One year Manufacturer Guarantee from Rolf C. Hagen!
I bought two of these for my 65 gallon tank during a power outage. Like $8 each. I'm glad I bought the 2nd one, because they don't offer much power. Also, buy extra air line. An absolute necessity. They are fragile, loud as heck, but they do the job when there's no power.
Someone should make a slightly higher quality version.
If you have frequent power outs, this is a must. I lost power for three days and this kept running the whole time. Yes it is very loud, and won't blow much air, but if you have nothing it beats using a straw. The construction is simple and easy to use, just one D battery is all it takes. I keep this on stand by for emergencies. You can find these cheaper at bait shops!!!!!
I can't imagine having this running for any extended period of time. It's cheaply made, fragile-looking, and the air line that is "included" in the package isn't long enough for any tank bigger than a goldfish bowl. I got it for power outage situations, but returned it as soon as I heard the noise it makes. Unbelievably loud/obnoxious. It scared my fish. I returned it and bought a Whisper air pump from Tetra, and I've been very happy with that so far.
However, there is something to be said for its utility in a power outage. It would probably be worth having around (though you'll have to go buy your own air line) for when the power goes out.
There are much better options out there......but in an emergency you can't beat the price. I dropped mine and it is history. I compare it to those $2 flashlights that you have to replace after each use.
Pretty much the only choice for battery operation. I used these in a power outage and each one powered two sponge filters (barely)for 12 hours before the power came back on. They are noisy and weak but will run decently to a depth of about 16 inches.
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