KeepAlive Aerators, Bait
Tanks, BaitPumps & Oxygen Systems
Box 1952, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
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Common Installation Problems..................... 2
Operation of Air
Instructions for Fresh Water.......................... 6
Instructions for all Pumps and Accessories... 8
Installation of Thru-Hull Models.................... 9
Installation of No-Lok.................................. 10
Installation of Conversion Kits.................... 12
Installation of Recirculating Kits................. 14
Installation of Tanks................................... 15
Oxygen Regulators and Cylinders............. 16
Guide To Aeration...................................... 20
Depth Air Valve Open
Air Valve Closed
KA460F...........Surface.......... 0.90 amps................
KA460 ........... 0.3 meter....... 0.90
KA700 ........... 0.3 meter........ 1.75
KA1100 .......... 0.3 meter.........2.15
COMMON INSTALLATION PROBLEMS
1. Pump operates
but no bubbles.
2. Suction cups do
not stick to bottom of tank.
3. Does not appear
to operate in fresh water.
4. Pump running
does not pump water.
REMEMBER THIS IMPORTANT TIP
Control the water current in your
container with the AIR CONTROL VALVE.
The more air added
with your valve, the slower your water current will be.
Adjust water flow with
the AIR CONTROL VALVE, until the fish are schooling and in a
stationary position in the tank.
Adjusting the water
current for the species of your fish will keep them in prime
If water flow is too
fast, fish will tire quickly.
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR
OPERATION OF THE
KEEPALIVE AIR CONTROL CENTER
VISUAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SALTWATER
AND FRESH WATER: In saltwater, bubbles are readily seen due to the
illumination of the salt. In freshwater, almost nothing can be
seen. The dust sized bubbles are extremely hard to see. Put your
hand in the water and watch the millions of micro-fine bubbles
gathering on your skin.
Foam on the surface is
fish waste, and can be skimmed off. Foam does not interfere with
the KeepAlive aeration process.
Control your water
flow with the Air Control Valve..
Adjust the speed of
water with the Air Control, so fish school in a stationary
position. Opening the valve produces larger bubbles as well as the
micro-bubbles, and slows the water flow. Closing the valve will
increase water flow and the larger bubbles begin to disappear.
Each fish species will have their own swimming speed, so water
flow must be adjusted for each species.
For a better
understanding, please read our LESSON IN AIR BUBBLES
FOR FRESH WATER PLEASE READ!
This product works equally well
in both fresh and salt water. You may have seen a picture or
display of a unit in salt water producing large numbers of visible
bubbles. KeepAlive, operating in salt water, provides a much more
dramatic VISUAL display than fresh water.
To ensure that your
Infusor is operating properly, LISTEN for the sound of air at the
Air Control Valve.
IN FRESH WATER, the
Infusor produces many sizes of bubbles. The larger bubbles,
although highly visible, do very little in oxygenating the water.
They rise too quickly. The Infusor produces millions of dust size
bubbles that remains suspended in the water longer and are
virtually invisible to the naked eye, unless you place a strong
light on the water and observe from the side, as in an
A SIMPLE PROCEDURE TO ENSURE THAT
YOUR UNIT IS OPERATING PROPERLY, IS TO PLACE YOUR HAND IN THE
WATER AND WATCH THE BUBBLES COLLECT.
REMEMBER THAT THE
BROWN LEAD GOES TO THE POSITIVE (+) SIDE OF THE BATTERY.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL
KEEPALIVE PUMPS AND ACCESSORIES
Operation of the KeepAlive Air
Inlet Valve: When your unit
is provided with a 1/8" air check valve, install it in line next
to the Air Control Center with a small portion of the air hose
It is recommended that
all threaded fittings must have no less than pipe thread tape
ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK FOR LEAKS!
To install the thru-hull models we
recommend you follow the livewell diagram and instructions on
pages 11 and 13 as a general guide. There are too many different
hull and livewell designs for only one type of installation.
KeepAlive components were designed for the angler to create a
Always use a ball
valve at the thru-hull pickup.
Always use strainer
KA102 to prevent pump from clogging.
Be sure drain size
is large enough to accommodate pump.
No-Lok Models with pump must be tilted
at a 45° angle to allow air to escape by using KA105 elbows
with pump output and No-Lok noozzles facin upward for the No-Lok
to work properly (See Figure 1).
Next, install the No-Lok
relief valve valve. Frill a 1 1/16" hole above the water line in
the livewell as shown in Figure 1.
Slide the thru-hull in
the hole and then thread nut on ¾ of the way. Hold the No-Lok
relief valve until threads tighten into the relief valve. Tighten
the thru-hull nut and connect ¾ I.D. relief hose barb, then to No-Lok
barb on processor. Use stainless steel hose clamps.
The No-Lok is now
Valve "A" opened, "B" Closed - Outside water flowing through
Valve "A" closed, "B" opened - Recirculating water only.
Valve "A" opened, "B" opened - Livewell will drain.
Valve "A" closed, "B" closed - Strainer "D" cam be cleaned.
Check valve "C" prevents back flow.
CONVERSION KIT INSTALLATION
1. Remove livewell
2. Remove 4 screws and separate pump from base.
3. Discard the 4 original screws and original O ring.
4. (A) Very carefully place pump upside sown, lay the first new O
ring in place on pump bottom.
(B) Next place processor in place while aligning the 4 screw
holes. The Optional No-Lok should always face the same way as the
pump output nozzle (See Figure 1 and instructions for the No-Lok).
(C) Lay the second O ring in place on the processor.
(D) Next, place pump base on top, and align the 4 screw holes.
(E) Insert the 4 new 1 ¾" screws and tighten evenly.
5. Check for leaks. A simple test is to block all openings except
one, place to lips, and suck in. If suction does not hold, there
is a leak.
6. Reinstall your transformed oxygen infusor.
7. Cut a 2" hole above the waterline o livewell, and install Air
8. When in doubt, check with your dealer of a professional.!
RECIRCULATING KIT INSTALLATION
1. Pump must be tilted at a 45°
angle on completed installation so all air can escape upwards.
2. Drill a 1 1/16" hole for the pump base.
3. Measure and cut off excess threads. Leave enough length to
attach strainer. Insert pump and tighten.
4 Drill a 1⅞" hole higher than the pump outlet and instal the
Directional Discharge provided. Use a waterproof sealant and
5. Install a smooth vinyl hose (not provided) beween Directional
Discharge and pump. Hose I.D. is ¾" for KA700RK, and 1⅛" for
1. Adjust the lid twist locks to
the desired tension.
2. Attach air hose firmly to the back of the black Air Control and
the KeepAlive Oxygen Infusor.
3. Run pump leads though the hole next to the Air Control Center.
Recommend and overhand knot in the wires before insering the wires
through the hole. This will prevent pump from being pulled off the
bottom of the tank.
4. Attach copper and s/s electrical clips to the wires.
5. Tanks with installed Hold Down Plates for Infusors on bottom of
tank. Plates can be unscrewed and reversed to accept KA307 large
To install KeepAlive Infusor, press the tab on the Hold Down Plate
while inserting the KeepAlive Infusor base under the two clips on
the Hold Down Plate.
BROWN LEAD IS POSITIVE!
CONTROL WATER SPEED WITH THE AIR CONTROL VALVE
KA902-O2 Oxygen Regulator has been designed to provide a
constant flow of oxygen from the cylinder, directly to the aerator or
oxygen stone. To increase the oxygen flow, turn the selector knob from
"0" to a setting of "1" through "11". Each oxygen regulator is equipped
with an internal pressure relief valve that will prevent
over-pressurization of the regulator. The
KA902-O2 Oxygen Regulator is specifically designed
for oxygen service only. Use of this regulator for gases other than
compressed oxygen up to 2500 PSIG, is prohibited by KeepAlive
and any user must assume all liabilities and consequences.
500 to 2500PSIG
Selectable Outlet: Flow 0 to 11
LPM Settings: OFF, 1/32, 1/16,
1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 4
|Inlet Configuration: CGA 540 Nut and Nipple
Outlet Configuration: Barbed Outlet for direct attachment of
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
Wipe down with a clean,
soft cloth. If contaminated, the regulator should be taken out of
KeepAlive Oxygen Regulator is accidentally immersed in
salt water, remove the red dust cover from the safety relief valve, flush well with fresh water, and let dry before using again.
Never stand in front of a
cylinder outlet or regulator when operating the cylinder valve. Remove
the two protective covers from the 540 Valve Nipple and the Hose Barb before
attempting to connect to a cylinder. DO NOT REMOVE
THE 5/8" DIAMETER RED DUST COVER FROM THE SIDE OF THE REGULATOR NEXT TO THE
HOSE BARB. IT IS THERE TO HELP PREVENT CONTAMINATION. REFER TO THE
SAFETY TIPS AND WARNINGS BEFORE PROCEEDING FURTHER. Be sure to
properly inspect both the cylinder and regulator for any signs of grease
and oil. If grease or oil is suspected or found, do not use this device.
TIPS AND WARNINGS
1. Never use oil or grease with this
use oxygen around or near an open flame.
3. Never smoke in an area where oxygen
is in use.
4. Never use oxygen near boat bilges
or where gasoline fumes may be present.
5. Never use industrial oxygen from a
cylinder without reducing the pressure through a regulator intended for
that specific gas.
6. Never force connections that do not
7. Never permit gases to suddenly enter a
cylinders slowly to prevent excessive heat build-up and possible damage
9. Keep out of reach of children.
10. Always be sure that all fittings
and threads are matched and properly for the gas intended.
11. Never use oxygen as a pressure
source to clear an obstructed line or to operate pneumatic tools.
12. Always keep the oxygen cylinder
Do not use organic-based thread sealant
on any part of this regulator. This oxygen regulator is equipped with an
internal relief valve designed to relieve excess pressure should the
regulator malfunction. This relief valve is designed to operate only as
a means of a warning signal. Should a malfunction occur, turn off the
cylinder valve immediately and disconnect the regulator. Do not attempt
to operate the oxygen regulator, unless you are properly trained.
CAUTION: Oxygen is a non-flammable
gas, however, the presence of oxygen will drastically increase the rate
of heat and combustion. Inspect for traces of oil, grease or any other
type of contamination, or connection damage before operating. Failure to
comply with these safety precautions can result in personal injury or
property damage. Do not proceed to use until all equipment and
components are correct for safe oxygen use.
CONNECTING A CGA 540
NUT AND NIPPLE INLET
1. Check to be sure that
the valve on the cylinder is off.
2. In a clockwise direction, thread the regulator inlet nut onto the
3. Tighten the inlet nut with the hand-wheel attached to the regulator.
1. Before turning on the
oxygen cylinder valve, check to be sure that the regulator is in the "0"
2. Stand behind the cylinder so that the cylinder is between you and the
regulator. Remember: Never stand in front of a cylinder outlet or
regulator when opening the cylinder valve.
3. Begin turning the cylinder valve counter-clockwise
VERY SLOWLY to open the valve.
4. If you suspect a leak, turn the cylinder valve off and relieve the
pressure by turning the flow selector knob clockwise and wait for the
oxygen flow to stop. Then, turn the regulator off by turning the
selector knob to the "0" position. Remove the regulator from the
cylinder. Call your authorized
Because or the harsh
unforeseen conditions that the KeepAlive Oxygen Regulator may be subjected to, the regulator is
covered by a limited-lifetime warranty. If a problem or defect is found
at any time and caused by any reason including, but not limited to,
accidental damage and contamination, return the KA902-O2 to KeepAlive
and receive a new replacement KeepAlive Oxygen Regulator for $75.00 plus shipping. To qualify,
all regulator parts must be included with the regulator and the the
serial number must be legible.
You must first call
at 1-727-841-0407 and give the customer service representative a valid
credit card number and obtain a Replacement Regulator Authorization
Number (RRA). This RRA number must appear on the outside of the
box containing the returned regulator. Any shipments received without an
RRA number will be refused. A new replacement KA902-O2 Oxygen Regulator will be shipped out the next business
CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY REPAIRS, OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY PARTS BE
PERFORMED BY ANYONE EXCEPT KeepAlive.
P.O. Box 1952
Aerators and Livewells
will keep your fish alive and healthy!