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Thread: DIY air stone?
07-11-2013, 07:28 AM #1
DIY air stone?
Right now I've got one store bought, small (probably the smallest you can buy) air stone and I need another for my 10 gallon. Right now I've just got the air tubing in the water directly and it's bubbling quite loudly and I don't know if it's diffusing gasses into the water very well. Any ideas on what I could do to make myself an air stone/diffuser and save myself a trip to the store?
07-11-2013, 08:18 AM #2
You could tie a knot on the end of the plastic airline, and then poke holes in the airline with a thumbtack or needle.
If you want real fine bubbles, you could buy a wood air stone, they cost a bit more than the cheap air stones though.
07-11-2013, 10:01 AM #3
The bubbles themselves d0 n0t add D.0. t0 the water, they simply create disrupti0n at the surface which is where 0xygenati0n 0ccurs (this c0ming fr0m 2 friends 0f mine that are municipal water treatment w0rkers). Air st0nes are m0re f0r if y0u prefer t0 see bubbles, a pr0perly p0siti0ned filter return will d0 the same j0b, but If y0u d0n't want t0 spend the m0ney g0 with K0riths idea 0f kn0tting the line tightly and using a fine sewing needle.When in d0ubt read it until it makes sense, then read it again!