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What is the best air pump for hydroponics?

If you’re new to hydroponics, you may have tons of questions and be unsure of what your plants will require in a number of areas.

When considering purchasing a new air pump, check to see what volume of air it pumps per hour as that will give you a good indication of it's performance. Before you buy compare a few to ensure maximum flow and air to your reservoir or root system.

Remember that it's always recommended that you aerate your nutrient solution or reservoir, especially in a drain to waste system. Your reservoir should have constant aeration.

There are a two different types or air pumps:


Electro-Magnetic Air Pump

  • Magnetic pumps push a larger volume of air to your plants, however they are considerably louder, so if noise is a major factor then you should rather consider using multiple electronic air pumps to deliver as much air necessary to the roots.
Electric Air Pump
  • Electric pump's are practical and also operate much quieter. Just make 100% sure that which ever Air Pump you do choose that it is always fitted higher than your reservoir to prevent water damage in case of a power outage.

 We have a wide range of Air Pumps and accessories available online or in store.

We hope this helps you make an informed decision.

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