Airstone Golf Ball 2 Inch
Urban Garden has a wide stock range of airstones such as this Airstone Golf Ball ideal for use with your MaxiJet water pumps and Hailea Water Pumps you can keep your nutrient solution fully oxygenated with an airstone.
- 2 Inch ball airstone will fit almost any size reservoir
- Porous stone creates many small bubbles
- Mixes and oxygenates your nutrient solution
- The oxygenated nutrient solution improves root-health and turbo-charges plant growth
- Air pump and airline available separately
Airstone Ball 2 Inch Contains:
1 x 2 Inch Ball Airstone.
How the Airstone Ball 2 Inch Works:
The 2 Inch ball airstone is a 2-inch diameter ball of porous stone. An inlet nodule is located on it 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 Ball 2 Inch
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. Airstones do degrade with use and will become clogged and more brittle over time. Try to make sure you replace them regularly.