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Superlemonjay

Multiple air stomes in bubbler bucket?

Please excuse the silly question i'' just getting started my first grow.

 

i have 25 litre buckets and intend to do3/4 plants, 1 per bucket. 

 

I've acquired an air pump that can give up to 60 litres a minute with a 10 outlet manifold on it.

 

so, rather than overwhelming my airstones with too much air, is there any reason i couldn't put two per bucket? 

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@Superlemonjay yeah not a problem mate I sometimes use 2 :yep:

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I used to use 2 per tote too, worked well.

 

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2 per bucket is fine on the last 2 outlets you can just run a small length of air tube between them and close them off if there's no taps on them 

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Thanks all!

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16 hours ago, Superlemonjay said:

Please excuse the silly question i'' just getting started my first grow.

 

i have 25 litre buckets and intend to do3/4 plants, 1 per bucket. 

 

I've acquired an air pump that can give up to 60 litres a minute with a 10 outlet manifold on it.

 

so, rather than overwhelming my airstones with too much air, is there any reason i couldn't put two per bucket? 

Well the main way an air stone airrates water is by causing ripples and increasing the surface area of the water so the more you can agitate the surface the better! 

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You need to look at how much lpm the stones can provide and then work out if your pump can supply what is needed. Ie to big an airstone is not going to out put what is required if your pump can't provide it. 

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I use 4 golfball airstones, 2 on each ehiem 400 airpump, in 12 ltrs dwc.........now that does work.......:yes:

 

As already said, it's the water movement at the surface rather than the bubbles that oxygenate......:yes:

 

:oldtoker:

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Hi guys,

so whats the recommended air pump output for let`s say 20L bucket? and which air stone is best ?

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On 15/12/2017 at 0:08 PM, stu914 said:

 

As already said, it's the water movement at the surface rather than the bubbles that oxygenate......:yes:

 

:oldtoker:

Is this true?

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Just now, shayneoc said:

Is this true?

 

I don't post stuff that isn't bud........:yep:

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Oh. Top man just learned something new. I have a 190 res on an ebb and flow. I got 3 stones in there and does okay but if I had a powerful enough pump to ripple the water (like an aquarium pump to give it waves) will this work? Only thing is though it will evaporate a lot faster and being a reef keeper myself I know when water evaporates the nutes etc all stay there. Correct? @stu914

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these are wave makers. Expensive for a pump but whatever works better is always required right  :bong:

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40 minutes ago, shayneoc said:

an aquarium pump

 

I would dispense with airstones in a F&D setup and put a small pump in the bottom of the res pointing upwards instead,

just strong enough to create a bulge in the surface, not a fountain, this will both aerate the solution and mix your nutes at the same time.

Check out 'fluming'..........:yep:

 

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I’ll give this a try the weekend as seedlings are going in Thursday. 

 

Ps: sorry I high jacked this post.

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