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Hmoobthor 11-19-2012 07:08 PM

Wood airstone
 
Have anyone use wooden air stone within a sponge filter to creat finer bubbles?

I kept using blue mist air stone to creat micro bubble but after a while ..it getts clogg and shatter into tiny pieces when touch...

I place an order for some wooden air diffuser so I can attach them to my ATI sponge filter to produce small bubble....i like them that way

Do they last a long time and do you need to clean them?

Evilgrin 11-20-2012 01:00 AM

I used to use them years ago if memory serves I would get about 6 months to a year out of them but I was using them for DIY CO2 not just air so YMMV.

Hmoobthor 11-20-2012 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Evilgrin (Post 2084012)
I used to use them years ago if memory serves I would get about 6 months to a year out of them but I was using them for DIY CO2 not just air so YMMV.


cool..will have to try and see

m00se 11-20-2012 03:49 AM

I am looking at one as I type and in that tank I have 2 stones. One is limewood and one is an el-cheapo walmart .99 cent-er. They are blowing identical sized bubbles. The limewood was all I had at the time I grabbed it so in it went. I don't think you see a difference with them until you get into salt water, iirc. The stone diffusers clog faster though.

GraphicGr8s 11-20-2012 02:03 PM

I've tried the wood ones. Also the glass bead ones. Plus some others over the years. Keep going back to the cheap green or blue ones. They all clog. Just resign myself to the fact that eventually I will be replacing them. Also, you can get an el cheapo that has a fine mist or coarse.

Hmoobthor 11-20-2012 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by m00se (Post 2084189)
I am looking at one as I type and in that tank I have 2 stones. One is limewood and one is an el-cheapo walmart .99 cent-er. They are blowing identical sized bubbles. The limewood was all I had at the time I grabbed it so in it went. I don't think you see a difference with them until you get into salt water, iirc. The stone diffusers clog faster though.

i was using the blue mist fine air stone...but they crumble when touch after a couple month...litterly crumble in your hand into tiny sand..

I want to try the limestone because i don't want to spend .69 for a single pack and keep changing them..

m00se 11-20-2012 05:49 PM

Funny you mention that....I was in Petsmart the other day. They have an end cap with Closeout stuff on it, and I spotted their display boxes of air stones @ .17 a piece on them. I bought 35 air stones for $6. I grinned.

m00se 11-20-2012 05:51 PM

Oh, and the limewood diffusers I get are $4 a piece, so in the long run I don't know if you'd be ahead of the game. They gunk up too, and eventually you have to chuck them.

Hmoobthor 11-20-2012 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by m00se (Post 2084697)
Oh, and the limewood diffusers I get are $4 a piece, so in the long run I don't know if you'd be ahead of the game. They gunk up too, and eventually you have to chuck them.


gunk..i don't mine...just so they don't break apart in my hand..lol

u got a steal on the air stone then my friend...


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