HydroGarden – Clear Airline Hose 4mm/6mm(OD)
- HydroGarden – top British Hydroponics Manufacturer
- Can be used to replace or extend the piping in your existing System
- Very flexible and strong
- 8mm diameter, 12mm(OD)
- Available in 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m, 25m & 100m
A high quality, heavy duty 8mm inner diameter with a 12mm outer diameter hose for use both domestically and commercially.
Made with FDA approved materials this is excellent quality and very strong.
This hose is available in various lengths
Simply cut the pipe to the correct length using pipe-cutters or sharp scissors. Use pipe as desired.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Wait, what? I need an airline to grow things? Hydroponics is never a simple topic but here at GTP Hydroponics, we will go through a few basic things about air-based systems.
It is more about the pump than the hose you use but both work hand in hand to make the whole system work.
Does My Hydroponic Setup Need an Air Pump?
Are you a hydroponics beginner? If so, then GTP Hydroponics has made this for you. When you’re starting out with hydroponic growing, it can be confusing knowing what to do. You may already understand that the nutrient reservoir, or tank, is one of the most important components to your indoor gardening setup. But maybe you’re not entirely certain how it works or what the upkeep is.
One of the first things you need to know is that your reservoir will need an air pump. Find out how the nutrient reservoir works, what an air pump does, and which air pump is right for your setup. Let’s dive in.
Here’s how a nutrient reservoir works
Many of the essentials that your plants need to survive in a hydroponic system come from what you put into the nutrient reservoir. That includes fairly obvious things like water and nutrients, which when combined is called a nutrient solution. The reservoir pumps nutrient solution throughout the hydroponic system to reach the roots of the plants. This allows them to absorb the necessary water and nutrients.
Another thing your plants absolutely need you to provide in their tank, though, is oxygen. Stagnant water is not well oxygenated, and that leads to a buildup of harmful pathogens and algae. To protect your plants, the water from the reservoir needs to have air flowing through it. The roots then use oxygen to better absorb nutrients.
What the air pump does
Plants can drown without oxygen. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. Without enough oxygen, plants can’t take in enough nutrients and start exhibiting signs of stress. The roots are fine in water, however, if they get plenty of dissolved oxygen. And that’s where the air pump comes in. The air pump sits on the outside of your hydroponics nutrient reservoir, and it connects to the reservoir with a tube.
The pump pulls air from the room and forces it through the tube into the tank. In addition to adding oxygen to the system, it also keeps the fluids a more consistent temperature, which is usually about the temperature of the room air being pumped into the system.
Making sure you get the right air pump
Don’t worry. You’re not going to ruin the setup if you don’t have precisely the right size of an air pump. That being said, your plants won’t reach their full potential if they’re not getting enough oxygen, so you want to make sure you pick a pump that is powerful enough for the size of your nutrient tank.
An often cited guideline is to get a pump with wattage equal to the number of gallons of nutrient solution in your tank. You may find, however, that is a bit excessive.
You can talk to our experienced team at Indoor Cultivator. We’re happy to help you pick an air pump that’s a good fit for your specific setup. To get the most of your air pump, you should also attach an air stone to the end of the pump’s tubing that is in the tank.
Still confused? contact us. There is always someone willing to answer your questions at GTP Hydroponics.
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From the HydroGarden website:
“HydroGarden is a company that is dedicated to challenging conventional thinking by using its available resources and developing new technologies to help drive positive change within the hydroponics industry. We want to help educate our consumers and provide a range of innovative products that meet the needs and requirements of the hydroponics market. Our goal is to be innovative, positive and commercial.”
HydroGarden has been supplying specialist Hydroponic equipment to the trade since February 1996. We have become a leader in the market and regularly supply products and services to retailers within the UK and abroad, as well as to an ever-increasing number of commercial growers and research organisations. As we do not supply direct to the public we are able to focus on providing the reseller with a service and product range unequalled in the market. We are a customer orientated company with a mission to bring innovative and high-quality products to the market.
HydroGarden not only distributes world leading brands but we also manufacture our own range of products, giving you the greatest opportunity to source the best hydroponic and horticultural products in the world. Our range of added value services and marketing initiatives give our clients the edge in an expanding and increasingly competitive market.