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Old 16-10-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Hello all, i know this may sound absurd, i need a battery powered filter due to the placement of my tank where there's no power socket near it & extension cords will be unsightly and tripping hazard. Small capacity will do, Anyone came across such filter? Does any LFS sell them? Thanks in advance
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Old 16-10-2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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We would need more information on the tank setup and the fishes you plan to keep.

I have not heard of battery powered filter but there are many ways of filtration through air.
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Old 16-10-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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We would need more information on the tank setup and the fishes you plan to keep.

I have not heard of battery powered filter but there are many ways of filtration through air.
Thank you for the reply. Are battery powered air pumps available? Would like a simple setup with max 6 tetras in a 1ft moss tank.
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Old 16-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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Thank you for the reply. Are battery powered air pumps available? Would like a simple setup with max 6 tetras in a 1ft moss tank.
Battery portable air pumps are available, but don't think they will last long.
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Old 16-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #5
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For 1 feet tank you can consider under gravel filtration. Sponge filter may be a little "bulky". Or maybe corner filter.

There are many batteries operation air pump so you have have to keep changing batteries. Using rechargeable batteries would solve your issue.
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Old 16-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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Thank you for the reply. Are battery powered air pumps available? Would like a simple setup with max 6 tetras in a 1ft moss tank.
Maybe this setup no need airpump? tetras are so not high demanding
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Old 16-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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How abt keeping bettas instead?
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Old 16-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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Auctually for these small fishes you don't really need a filter, just make sure no food left uneaten, and just siphon the waste and top up water regularly should be fine
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Old 16-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #9
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Maybe u can plug an air pump but u use a long tube to connect to the setup and use air aperated filters?
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Old 16-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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Thank you for the reply. Are battery powered air pumps available? Would like a simple setup with max 6 tetras in a 1ft moss tank.
Battery operated air pump can last only a few hours, it usually for emergency use, you still need lighting if you having a moss tank, unless using sunlight, then moss will create oxygen for your fish, in this case no filter, no power required. Just my thought.
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