THE OXYGENATOR Bait Keeper is designed for 2-5 gallons of water. THE OXYGENATOR operates with an on/off cycle indicated with a green LED and runs totally silent. You will not hear it operate. The (4) AA batteries should last about 4-5 days of continuous running. THE OXYGENATOR will NOT create a highly visible bubble action. Bubbles generated by THE OXYGENATOR are nano-bubbles and are so small they are difficult to see. Bait action in the bait bucket will make the bubbles invisible, however the unit will still be generating oxygen. Warm water holds less oxygen than cold water, so oxygen must be added to warm water more frequently to maintain proper levels of dissolved oxygen. THE OXYGENATOR contains a temperature sensor that tells the unit how much oxygen to produce based on water.
THE OXYGENATOR is designed for FRESH WATER use only. DO NOT use the unit in salt-water applications. Use of salt or additives containing salt MUST BE AVOIDED. Adding pure oxygen to your bait bucket reduces stress in your bait, so these additives are not typically required.
Fish create CO2 during respiration and excrete waste (ammonia) during storage in your bait bucket. These wastes must be eliminated from the water. CO2 can be released by occasional agitation of the water. Ammonia can be removed by replacing some water in the bait bucket every 1-2 hours.