Why choose a linear aeration system with Bubble Tubing®

What are the advantages of a linear aeration system over traditional diffuser discs?

 

Rather than having bubbles concentrated around a diffuser disc or stone diffuser, it is much more efficient to have air distributed over a length of 100 feet or longer by using linear Bubble Tubing®. Bubble Tubing® is a flexible diffuser that can be positioned in wide circles, arcs or a simple line, allowing for better distribution of bubbles over a large surface area.

Unlike other diffusers that quickly reach their limits as the depth decreases, Bubble Tubing remains effective even in shallow water. Bubble Tubing® is unique in that it functions equally well in both shallow depths, as required for raising shrimp for example, and deeper water found in lakes and ponds.

Why is linear aeration so effective?

Bubble Tubing® is weighted so there is no need to fill a container with sand or weigh down a pipe with bricks. Simply lay the line down from the back of a boat as you slowly move forward. The line will sink into position. To move, simply lift and adjust by pulling on the tubing and repositioning it. With bubble tubing there is no risk of damaging a clumsy and heavy sand filled diffuser disc for example.

The bubble pattern with the Bubble Tubing® is less aggressive than diffuser stones that often create large bubbles. When installed properly all at the same depth (pressure), Bubble Tubing® creates a discreet, homogenous bubble pattern along its entire length. In both deep and shallow water, you can expect excellent oxygen transfer from the Bubble Tubing. With Bubble Tubing®, the surface of the water remains calm but the impact on the pond or canal is significant.

For large surface areas such as lakes or canals, a linear aeration system with Bubble Tubing® is superior to diffuser discs simply by the surface area covered, vs. being concentrated in only two or three spots that can leave areas stagnant and un-oxygenated. For similar coverage, you would require many more stone diffusers and possibly more compressors and tubing. These traditional stone or membrane diffusers can also create a fair bit of agitation in the water, that can be unpleasant.

We recommend you visit the following aeration and deicing pages that feature our Bubble Tubing®: