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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Battery powered air pumps

Anyone know where I can get these? I'm kinda in a hurry since the hurricane is coming.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 03:03 AM
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sporting goods store. they should have them in the fishing department for keeping the catch alive till you get home. good luck. hope all goes well with the nasty weather.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 04:43 AM
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Go to fishing stores and even some boating stores.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 06:16 AM
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I got mine from Petsmart, works great.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 08:20 AM
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Lol good topic bro. I gotta get some tomorrrow just before storm/hurricane hits
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Got me my generator good thing I keep big junks around in crisis like this
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 09:09 AM
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The Wally World has them in the fishing dept. If you don't want to run out of batteries only run it about 10 min after the fish stop going to the top and wait till they all do again.
In the FWIW dept...in the 70's at my favorite LFS, the owner told this to everyone who even thought of buying a tank. All filter ran on air pumps then so it wasn't an if type of statement.
Put three or four fish in your tank and again on the next week till on the last time you add they go up to the top to breath. This of course is with the air pump turned off for 30 min or so.
If you stop adding fish at the first sign of hard breathing...you will have far less problems/w this tank.
This was before they knew about frequent water changes.
40 years later his suggestion still works best.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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These are more expensive options but desperate times... A computer UPS might be enough to run a small air pump for quite a while if you can't find a battery powered pump. Any office supply should have them. Another option is an inverter that runs off a cigarette lighter or car battery. That should be available at a car parts store or something like Kmart or Target.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Damn I wasn't able to find any battery powered air pumps.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 02:35 AM
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Don't they have a Walmart ?

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 06:26 AM
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Damn I wasn't able to find any battery powered air pumps.
Check out west marine tomo. There was some when I went earlier today.
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mcully bike get the good japan ones
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2014, 07:23 AM
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Walmart pets plus. Damn I even have 3 extra in my car in shuda posted for sale the ther day. Lol


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