Bait Tanks, BaitPumps & Oxygen Systems
P.O. 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...................................... 24
Depth Air Valve Open
Air Valve Closed
KA460F...........Surface.......... 0.90 amps................
KA460 ........... 0.3 meter....... 0.90
KA700 ........... 0.3 meter........ 1.75 amps..................2.75
KA1100 .......... 0.3 meter.........2.15 amps..................2.80
COMMON INSTALLATION PROBLEMS
1. Pump operates but
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
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 aquarium.
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 provided.
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 custom livewell.
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 facing 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 thenthread 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 staniless steel hose clamps.
The No-Lok is now fully
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 pump.
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
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
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 an overhand knot in the wires before inserting 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
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
FISH-FLO2 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 American
Healthcare and any user must
assume all liabilities and consequences.
500 to 2500PSIG
|Outlet Pressure: 50#
Selectable Outlet: Flow 0 to 11
LPM Settings: OFF, 1/32, 1/16,
1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3
Configuration: CGA 540 Nut and Nipple
Outlet Configuration: Barbed Outlet for direct attachment
Wipe down with a clean,
soft cloth. If contaminated, the regulator should be taken out of
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.
SAFETY TIPS AND
Never use oil or grease with this oxygen regulator.
2. Never 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 fit properly.
Never permit gases to suddenly enter a regulator.
8. Refill cylinders slowly to
prevent excessive heat build-up and possible damage to
9. Keep out of reach of
10. Always be sure that all
fittings and threads are matched and properly for the gas
11. Never use oxygen as a
pressure source to clear an obstructed line or to operate
12. Always keep the oxygen
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
1. Before turning on the
oxygen cylinder valve, check to be sure that the regulator is in the
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 FISH-FLO2
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 rhe regulator to
Healthcare and receive a new
replacement FISH-FLO2 Oxygen
Regulator for $75.00 plus shipping. To qualify, all regulator parts
must be included with the regulator and the the serial number must
You must first call
Healthcare at 1-888-567-7733
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
FISH-FLO2 Oxygen Regulator will be
shipped out the next business day.
CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANY REPAIRS, OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY PARTS BE
PERFORMED BY ANYONE EXCEPT American Healthcare.
P.O. Box 1952
Aerators and Livewells
will keep your fish alive and healthy!