Air lift diffuser hole size

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Air lift diffuser hole size

Post by BWkoi »

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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Post by Pssymon »

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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