Emergency Equipment List


Supporting Member
* PLEASE NOTE: This is an initial attempt to begin the emergency equipment list that has been requested by a few members over the years. Please keep replies in this thread limited to equipment that you are willing to lend to other members in an emergency. There is a separate thread for suggestions on how we might improve this list in the future.

The Emergency Equipment List is another way for the BAR community to promote, foster and encourage successful and ethical husbandry. Below is a list of member owned equipment and medication that may be useful to other members in an emergency or for short term quarantine or treatment. Please contact the member directly if you wish to borrow something and coordinate with them regarding proper use and care. Please keep the following in mind:
  1. Equipment is for short term use and should be returned within a reasonable amount of time.
  2. All equipment should be returned in the same original condition or replaced with something that is similar of type, brand, and condition.
  3. Just like with DBTC, individual members may place additional restrictions as they see fit.
Equipment List:

  • 20 Gallon Long Hospital Tank (Location: San Francisco; Member: @Bluprntguy)
  • 5 gallon Invert/Coral Holding Tank (Location: San Francisco; Member: @Bluprntguy)
  • 5 Gallon Glass Tank (Location: San Mateo; Member: @Enderturtle
  • 10 Gallon Glass Tank (Location: San Mateo; Member: @Enderturtle
  • 40 Gallon Breeder (Location: Millbrae; Member: @gimmito)
  • 10 Gallon Glass Tank with Entire Set Up (Location: Hayward; Member: @HiFidelity
  • 20 Gallon Acrylic Tank (Location: Hayward; Member: @HiFidelity
  • HOB Skimmer (Location: San Francisco; Member: @Bluprntguy)
Misc Equipment:
  • Fish Trap (Location: Union City; Member @rygh)
  • XL Acclimate Fish Trap (Location: Millbrae; Member: @gimmito)
  • 65 Gallon Rubbermaid Trough (Location: Millbrae; Member: @gimmito)
  • 300 Gallon Rubermaid Trough (Location: Millbrae; Member: @gimmito)
  • Powerheads (Location: Millbrae; Member: @gimmito)
  • Test Kits: Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Phosphate, Alkalinity (Location: Hayward; Member @HiFidelity

  • Chloroquine Phosphate (Location: San Francisco; Member @Bluprntguy)
  • PraziPro (Location: San Mateo; Member: @Enderturtle

If you have any equipment or medication that you are willing to share with other members, please respond below. I will update the first post as often as possible to keep it current.

Last Update: March 4, 2015 by EnderTurtle
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40 gal breeder
XL Acclimate fish trap
65 gal Rubbermaid trough
300 gal Rubbermaid trough

In Millbrae.


I want to contribute a 10 gallon tank for the emergency equipment list but I do not want to keep it at my place. Does anyone want to keep it?
I have a couple of hydor koralia 800gph powerheads and a small pond pump that I've used as a return. I also have a carbon reactor and a all the tools needed to build/maintain a tank. I'm not likely to loan my tools out but I'm happy to participate in a build and respond/support in an emergency
20G acrylic tank
10G quarantine setup (complete setup w/ skimmer, filter, heater and even some PVC hiding pieces) may be borrowed unless in-use which is once or twice a year for me, 20G above can be also used with the rest of QT equipment.
Meds (I have a box full, I can't list everything but ask and I might likely have it)
Test Kits - Amonia, Nitrate, Nitrite, PH, Calcium, KH (willing to lend for a day or two to be used to test water a few times)

It would be awesome if we had turn-key quarantines in all major sides of the bay, I imagine this would be a very critical item in an emergency.

Some other things I'm sure that I could add later.


Go ahead? You have nothing to add?
Sorry I was not being clear in my last post, I was meant to add my list when I'm done with categorizing my stuff in the garage. currently it's a mess. can I remove the older post so it doesn't confuse new and current members?


Supporting Member
Sorry I was not being clear in my last post, I was meant to add my list when I'm done with categorizing my stuff in the garage. currently it's a mess. can I remove the older post so it doesn't confuse new and current members?
Maybe just start a new thread with a link to it here in this one.


Staff member
Who has permissions to edit the list?
(I still have fish trap available)
I also have chemicals, spare powerheads, and spare return pumps.


Supporting Member
When was this list updated last time? I wonder if I can borrow HOB Skimmer (Location: San Francisco; Member: @bluprntguy) I want to try to see how it will work compare to what I have.

Also I think this post is really powerful if it would be updated.


Staff member
Hi Everyone, the topic of emergency equipment came up in our last BOD meeting. We will be purchasing some medication for Supporting Members to use in the event of emergencies. If you have something to add to the original list, please post it here so the list can be updated. If you have a wish list of items that you think would be useful, please post them here as well. I will PM everyone who has offered their equipment in the past to confirm their items are still available for club use.


Supporting Member
- I have the following I can loan when needed
- an extra vectra l1 I can loan when needed untill user get their replacment pump.
- a bubble king mini 200 skimmer
- a bubble magus doser..not sure if doser is an emergency but it's there
- kessil H380 for refugium
- kh guardian. I can loan for people to experment with the kh guardian
- vib auto zeo reactor. For people with zeovit reactor offline can be a big deal, but if you are not a zeovit user it will not mean much to you
- vortex zeo reactoe. Same reasoning ad the above.
- majano wand for aiptasia
- apogee PAR meter
- am willing to give RODI and salt mix for emergencies. It can come in handy I guess...