OWS Riser Tube
If your pond has a lot of mud and muck on the bottom, the OWS Riser Tube is a great way to elevate your diffusers up above the base for optimal aeration. These tubes work with either the metal self-sinking bases or the injection molded bases you fill with sand or gravel.
This riser rube is designed to keep your diffuser out of the muck. This ensures that your diffuser functions properly. If you have a lot of muck, this tube is a must. Muck happens to the best of us. Proper aeration will help you cut down on m. However, to have adequate aeration, you have to keep your rubber membrane diffuser up and out of the muck. To stop this catch-22, the Outdoor Water Solutions Riser Tube lifts your rubber membrane out of the muck so it can do the work and break it down.
What is the difference between an airstone diffuser and a rubber membrane diffuser?
The airstone diffuser and the rubber membrane diffuser both serve the same purpose; they provide aeration for your lake or pond. However, how they do it and what size they work best in is very different. The airstone diffuser can be quite convenient because it can easily be installed. The airstone diffusers can are more affordable, but they provide less oxygen. The rubber membrane is more expensive but offers more oxygen with smaller bubbles. The airstone diffuser can be ideal for smaller ponds.
The rubber membrane is an ideal solution for bigger ponds. This is because more bubbles are created and transported throughout the water, which makes more oxygen for your aquatic environment. It can also be argued that the airstone diffuser creates about the same amount of oxygen. The airstone diffuser gives off bigger bubbles and a sufficient oxygen level as the bubbles pop. To reiterate, both options are good, but your investment would depend on the price, maintenance frequency, and size of the pond.