Airstone Cylinder 150mm
Urban Garden has a wide stock range of airstones such as this Airstone Cylinder 150mm ideal for use with your MaxiJet water pumps and Hailea Water Pumps you can keep your nutrient solution fully oxygenated with an airstone.
- 150mm cylinder airstone will fit into almost any reservoir
- Porous stone creates many small bubbles
Mixes and oxygenates your nutrient solution oxygenated
- ed nutrient solution improves root-health and turbo-charges plant growth
- Air pump and air line available separately
Airstone Cylinder 150mm Contains:
1 x 150mm cylinder Airstone.
How the Airstone Cylinder 150mm Works:
The 3 Inch cylinder airstone is a 150mm length of the porous stone. An inlet nodule is located on the end to allow the airstone to be connected to an air pump via a length of the airline. When connected to an air pump, the air will exit the airstone through the many pores in the stone. When the airstone is submerged in water or a nutrient solution, the effect is that many small bubbles are produced and released from the surface of the stone. The bubbles create movement in the water or nutrient solution keeping it well mixed. The movement at the surface also greatly increases the amount of oxygen is dissolved into it. Dissolved oxygen discourages anaerobic microbes which can cause root diseases and feeds oxygen to the friendly aerobic microbes. An airstone helps to keep your plant’s roots healthy while also providing oxygen for the roots to absorb. Adding an airstone to your reservoir really does increase the speed of your plant’s growth and creates a healthier root system. An airstone is very highly recommended for all hydroponic systems.
Using the Airstone Cylinder 150mm
Connect the airstone to your air pump using 4mm PVC or rubber airline. If the airline is difficult to fit over the inlet, dipping the end in warm water should make the job much easier. Always make sure that your air pump is at a higher level than the surface of the water in your reservoir to prevent water siphoning back into the air pump. Lower the airstone down to the bottom of your reservoir and switch your air pump on. The porous stone used in airstones is brittle and should be handled carefully to prevent breakages. Every so often, gently clean the surface of the airstone to maintain the air-flow and bubble production.