Water Reservoir

When you have water in a tank or reservoir just as back up water do you have to have air stone in it or can you just let it set ?

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If you let it set it will go stagnant. Best to agitate or add air. I actually prefer small aquarium wavemakers as they draw much less power than an air pump and do a great job. Ran an automated drip system the last grow (diy) with not one rez change through the entire grow. And that was with nutrients.

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I have air stone in my reservoir but it makes a slimy foam… what would that be and i dont know if its harmful to my ladies

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Use a wave maker. Air stones aerate the water, wave maker just moves it.

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Ok i will look into one if those. Any recommendations?

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A wave maker will also affect pH swings less.

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Any recommendations on a good wave maker?

https://www.amazon.com/AQUANEAT-Circulation-Powerhead-Saltwater-Submersible/dp/B088PDMQQL/?tag=greenrel-20

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Thank you so much.

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So would it be good idea to use both or just the wave maker?

A bubbler will aerate the water and introduce carbon causing pH drifts. A bubbler is good for brewing compost teas because they need the agitation. You don’t necessarily need a bubbler/air stones. You just want the feed to stay moving so it doesn’t settle and stays mixed.

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