Without adequate aeration, fish can start to suffer in as little as 20 minutes and be dead within an hour. This Backup Kit provides you with peace of mind.
Backup Kit includes:
- Wired for the Australian electrical system (230 V, 50 Hz)
- Will run on 220 V
- Running on higher Hz (eg 60 Hz) may shorten the life of the switch.
- 12 Volt
- 1890 Lph / 500 Gph
- Comes with extended waterproof leads
- Includes hose & fittings
The electrical switch connects to the mains power, the backup pump and the backup battery (not included; 12 V car or truck battery is suggested). When properly connected, the switch will activate the pump if the mains power goes out.
Place the pump in the bottom of your fish tank with the hose running up and out above the water surface. Direct a jet from the hose down onto the water surface to stir it up. This usually provides enough aeration to get your fish through a blackout.
This pump is adequate for fish tanks up to 3000 L (about 800 US Gal). Larger tanks would require several pumps to provide adequate aeration, but they could all be run by the same switch.