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tritus 06:52 8th May 2007
any one ever come across whatever could be used in emergencies when the power supply is cut off and the air pump stops?

 
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freves 00:21 9th May 2007
Hello Dewy,
I am not sure what is available in England however in the US battery powered air pumps are usually easy to find. If what you are keeping does not have gills then a short power outage will most likely do no harm, although you may have to do some partial water changes if the outage is extensive. In terms of a potential power outage, I am worrying more about the AC going out during one of our eastern US summer heat waves, given that for the time being my animals will no longer be housed in a basement.
Chip

 
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