Aerators

Aeration

“Oxygen is the most important element for life.  All aquatic life forms require oxygen. From the fish down to the bacteria any body of water has what is called an “oxygen demand”. Of all the essential elements in water, oxygen is also in the shortest supply. The air we breathe is 21% oxygen. Water can only hold about 8 parts per million (mg/liter) or 0.0008% at 20 degrees Celsius. Oxygen does not like water. It does not take long for oxygen to be depleted; it is our job to make sure it is replenished continuously. Our fish depend on us. Read the rest of this entry »

Air Diffusers

Rubber Membrane Diffusers are considered to be one of the most economical and low maintenance air diffusers available. The rubber membrane has many small holes which expand as air fills the membrane. Medium size bubbles are released. The rubber membrane does not clog like air stones. Little or no maintenance is required. The Matala Rubber Membrane Diffusers are designed to be very low back pressure so you also get the best performance from your Hakko air pump. Read the rest of this entry »

Weighted Airline Hose/Tubing

  • Self-weighted hose = faster, easier installations.
  • designed to sink to the bottom of your pond without additional weight
  • The black color easily disguises it on the pond bottom
  • PVC composite = no dangerous lead in the eco-system.
  • Flexible under any conditions.
  • Heavy duty wall thickness for protection against cuts, crushing by ice in winter, etc.
  • Available in 3/8″, 1/2″ and 5/8″ ID.

Hakko Air Pump Diaphragm Kit

The diaphragms in a Hakko air pump should be replaced every 1-2 years for optimum utilization. The rebuild diaphragm kits are simple to install. They include diaphragms to fix both sides.

Note: If your diaphragms are blowing out frequently, you most likely have an excess back pressure problem in your design. Check that your air delivery hose is large diameter and no kinking is occurring. Check your air diffusers for clogging. Ceramic style air stones need cleaning with muriatic acid every 3 months typically. Check that the number of air diffusers is sufficient to handle the air output of your Hakko pump. Too few diffusers will create excess back pressure.

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Hakko Air Pump Magnets

The magnet is the part that moves back and forth with the diaphragm. It holds the diaphragm secure and vice a versa. Typically the magnet is very long lasting. However if you run the air pump with bad diaphragms for extended periods you could wear down the magnet. If you open the motor for repair and you find dust or small metal particles you may need to replace the magnet. Always inspect the magnet for wear and tear when you replace your diaphragms. They are very easy to replace.

Kasco Teich-Aire Rocking Piston Compressors

The Kasco Piston Pump Air Compressors are designed and built to meet the demands of continuous-duty, year-round, large aeration applications. Whether run intermittently or continuously, these compressors will deliver reliable and efficient performance day-in and day-out.  Each unit includes a pressure relief valve, vibration mounts, intake air filter assembly, and brass hose fitting for easy implementation into your existing system. Each compressor is oil-less, quiet operation,  6 ft. power cord, thermal overload protection, and a ramped internal valve plate that allows for restart under load after power failures. COMPRESSOR MUST BE USED WITH COOLING FAN

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Robust-Aire Diffuser

  • Designed to provide a fine air bubble with the least amount of pressure.
  • Base is made of durable plastic and an open port allows filling with gravel to settle.
  • Raised design keeps the diffusers performing at an optimal level above the pond bottom.
  • Durable, bolted, strain relief attachment ensures that the weighted tubing will not become detached during installation or maintenance.

Two-Outlet Pond Aerator

  • Extremely energy-efficient; Quiet
  • Simple to use and maintain
  • Durable outer housing prevents damage
  • Comes complete with winter resistant air line, preassembled check valves and  2 circular weighted air stones