Aero-Tube® features numerous tiny pores throughout its length.
These micro pores allow air to pass through them with the greatest ease, creating a vast amount of micro bubbles—at an average size of 3 mm each—continuously in the water. Aero-Tube®’s micro bubbles maximize the surface area of the water, exposing more of it to the air where oxygen transfer takes place. This results in a significantly higher rate of oxygen transfer than conventional aeration systems.
Micro bubbles also take longer to rise in water and stay intact in water longer. This gives the bubbles prolonged exposure to the water, providing an abundance of dissolved oxygen through the bubble-water interface, as opposed to breaking at the surface and releasing the oxygen into the atmosphere.
Aero-Tube® produces superior water circulation.
Not only is this important to aeration, it improves water quality. In aquaculture applications for example, the water circulation created by Aero-Tube® helps keep solids for fish and shrimp suspended for consumption, instead of settling at the bottom of the tank where they can produce harmful ammonia and nitrates.
Aero-Tube® reduces energy costs by up to 75%.
Because of Aero-Tube®’s highly porous surface, it offers little resistance to the air pushing through its tiny pores. This means you need less energy to get the air into the water, resulting in much lower energy usage and expense. In fact, in performance tests with traditional aeration systems such as paddlewheels, Aero-Tube® reduces energy costs by up to 75 percent!
Aero-Tube® also saves you money by being a low-cost, low-maintenance product. Compared with other aerations systems, Aero-Tube® is considerably less expensive to start up. And with no moving parts, Aero‑Tube® requires much less maintenance. For instance, paddlewheels, aspirators and other aeration technologies require regular—and sometimes extensive and expensive—upkeep and repairs.
Aero-Tube® IS INCREDIBLY DURABLE AND FLEXIBLE.
Swan’s Aero-Tube® has thick, flexible walls that will not break, even if stepped on! It’s also anti-algal and antibacterial, allowing it to resist clogging and remain in top working condition with just a rinse from a power hose. This makes Aero-Tube® incredibly long-lasting—for as long as 10 years!
- Antimicrobial coating reduces fouling and blockage
- Provides significantly higher oxygen transfer rates
- Creates higher dissolved oxygen levels
- Reduces energy costs by up to 75 percent
- Lack of moving parts equals low-maintenance
- Allows for higher stocking densities
- Allows for higher feeding rates
- Allows for more frequent feedings
- Faster growth and reduced feed conversion rate
- Low start-up and replacement costs
- Cleans easily with water, no chemicals needed
- Long-lasting, can be used for as long as 10 years
• Rubber/polyethylene diffuser hose
• Thick porous walls
• Highly durable and flexible; will not break, even if stepped on
• Anti-algal and antimicrobial
• Made in the USA
Aero-Tube® is compatible with both regenerative blowers and linear air pumps. Optimal airflow is 2.2m³/hr/m (0.4 cfm). Recommended hose length for air intake on one side is 4–5 m, and 8–10 m for air intake on both sides. Hose end can be heat-sealed or fitted with a plug and clamp. Aero-Tube® needs to be fastened or weighted because of floating. For best results, the blue stripe should be face down.
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