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Aeration and Your Aquaponics System
When it comes to air in your system, the more the better. A good amount of dissolved oxygen in the water is beneficial to not only your fish, but also your beneficial bacteria and plant roots as well. Aeration of the water is brought about in two main ways. You can add air difusers (also referred to as air stones) or have the water splash on its way back to the fish tank. The method you use is often going to be determined by the physical design and budget. The air stone method can be more efficient, but it is also more expensive to implement. The splash method can be as simple to implement as letting the water splash onto the grow media of you grow bed or splash into the fish tank as it returns, but depending on the amount of splashing you get, may not be as efficient at getting oxygen into your water.