Solution for air during power cuts

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Muz, 29 Jan 2008.

  1. Muz

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    I was stressing about the oxygen levels in my tank during load shedding.. picked up one if these for R60.. I am suitably impressed, I place it on my overflow box and hang it a few inches in.. works like a bomb.


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  3. IMarine

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    Hi friend i was with out elect for 5 hours and have got two boyu pump and it worked no problem one in the sump and one on top also cost around R60.00each
     
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    Good morning where are these battery op. pumps sold in CPT?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi IMarine - what "Boyu pumps" are you referring to? and are they battery operated?

    I got myself a power-head at a boat-shop in CT CBD. I am now running the power-head as my 2nd return pump from the sump (it is only a 1375 litre / hour pump though), BUT it seems to be working flawlessly. I now have it on a 12V car battery (Silver Calcium battery), which is being constantly charged (when necessary) by an intelligent electronic charger.... This cost me an arm and a leg though.... Not cheap solution.... BUT it really works absolutely perfectly well in keeping the water flow perfectly well through the sump and back into the tank.

    AND it can keep it up for at least 9-10 hours on the car battery...
     
  6. Smithers

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    I have a 600va Ups that I plug a normal air pump into works for about 5 hours and costs next to nothing. Not a great solution but least it is cheaper than a generator.
     
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    Hi Smithers - do you keep this running 24x7? Or do you manually connect this/switch this on?

    What happens if you or anyone else is not at home at the time of the power-failure?
     
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    Sorry for the late reply. What I have done is stuck and airstone at the back of the tank. I leave this running 24/7. Couple of micro bubbles but I would rather have that than dead fish. The pump lasts for ages on the UPS as well. I also have a battery powered pump that I modified to fit onto a variable transformer. It uses 3 volts and works OK.
     
  9. IMarine

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    sams bra R60.00+-
     
  10. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yeah also got myself 3 of these battery operated pumps from Sams.
     
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    Welcome back Mekaeel! Is this when you were here in CT? Sorry we did not have the chance to meet up. BUT, I can only presume that you were extremely busy at the time too...
     
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