Power Bubbles Aerator
Great Oxygen back up
This is the 3rd one that I have installed in my boats. This is a great unit for a small boat and reliable back up system. I will continue to use them as long as they keep making them.
March 4, 2011
I bought this product to suppliment my livewell system. I have fished 2 tournaments in 95+ degree heat and we haven't lost a single fish. It installed easily and did just what it said. The only thing they could have done better is to put the necessary screws in the package.
July 14, 2010
Wish I'd bought this years ago. Haven't lost a fish in the 2 months since I've bought it. I 've been attatching it to an extra trolling motor battery in the bottom of my boat but plan to mount it permanently. No dead fish in June and July in Alabama heat. Only wish it had an on/off switch.
July 14, 2010
Keep Big Bass Alive In Your Live Well
My 2008 Boston Whaler Montauk does not have a re-circulating function on the live well since it was originally intended to be a bait well.. I purchased the power bubbles to improve aeration for largemouth bass while I'm fishing and to keep them alive on occasions when I want to leave them in the live well while trailering my boat. The space in my console is limited and I did not want to run anything else off of my trolling motor or start batteries so I decided to try running the unit off of a lawnmower battery. The battery and Power Bubbles fit nicely in a standard marine battery box with a few minor modifications. The whole setup is light, easy to move and virtually waterproof. The battery, that I can easily pick up with one hand, runs the pump for over twenty four hours.
I tested the Power Bubbles for the first time with a seven pound bass. I caught the fish at 7:00 p.m. and released it in a private lake at 11:00 p.m. The temperatures in Louisiana are above 90 degrees right now and surface water temperatures in both lakes are around 90 degrees. The fish was going to be in the live well for over two hours while trailering the boat so I placed two one quart, plastic, bottles in the well that were filled with water and frozen earlier in the week. When I got to the second lake I removed the bottles and slowly changed out the water in the well with water from the new lake over a thirty minute period. Just like acclimating a new fish that you would add to your aquarium. The fish was in good condition and swam away eagerly when released.
My second test was with a six pound bass a few days later. I caught the fish at 9:00 p.m. and did not want to disturb the friends who own the private lake so I decided to try leaving the fish in the live well until the next morning. The fish was in the boat, on the trailer, for over six hours. I was pleased to find the fish frisky and in good condition at 6:30 a.m. on the following morning so I released it as planned.
I'm convinced of the Power Bubbles functionality and I hear that these units last for years. I'll comment further on that matter in the future and I did not give the unit a five star rating because I don't know how long it will actually last
July 10, 2010