Air lift diffuser hole size

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Air lift diffuser hole size

Postby BWkoi » Sat 20 May 2017, 16:50:34

When I use air stones they plug with mineral deposits and have to be cleaned on a regular basis. Are mineral deposits a problem plugging the holes in a compression chamber airlift using .5 mm to 1 mm holes?

I am told that the deposits are the result of a reaction that occurs where the water and air meet. Just wondering if small holes in plastic pipe are self cleaning or if this is a possible long term problem with compression chambers.
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Re: Air lift diffuser hole size

Postby Pssymon » Sun 21 May 2017, 11:30:26

The holes in the pressure chamber can clog over time I believe. But as far as I know it does take a long time. When this happens you can simply unclog them with a needle as these are straight even holes, unlike the tiny openings in the porous material used in air stones.
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