Aeration

The importance of having sufficient oxygen in your pond

Oxygen is of crucial importance for all living organisms in your pond. It is important to keep your oxygen level at the correct level so as to prevent fish deaths and algae growth.

How do I know wether there is insufficient oxigen in my pond?

In many cases this will be obvious because the fish will move through the water slowly, gasp for air or jostle one another for the most oxygen-rich spot. These signs indicate a lack of oxygen and we advise aerating your pond at once. This can be done by getting the water surface to move as much as possible by means of, say, an air pump, fountain, waterfall or even a garden hose.

How can I solve insufficient oxygen structurally

Since you cannot always be at home to keep an eye on how your fish are behaving, AquaForte has a simple solution for keeping the oxygen level in your pond at the correct level: AquaForte Air Pumps.

Causes of insufficient oxygen:

  • Rising water temperature in the spring and summer
  • Decomposing organic material on the bottom of your pond, such as leaves and uneaten food
  • Plants and algae absorb oxygen from the water at night and gradually release it again during the day. So in the morning there is less oxygen

AquaForte Air Pumps

AquaForte Air Pumps HI-Flow V-Series

Now available as complete sets with manifold, air hose (4 x 6 mm) and Ø 5 cm air stones.


Advantages

The V-series air pumps are powerful and low in noise. Casing is made of a high quality aluminum alloy. High output and pressure thanks to a double air chamber. Suited for continuous usage.

ARTNR. Type WATT CAP. AT 1,2 M CAP. AT 2 M MAX. PRESSURE KG SIZE CM
SC400 V-10 10 4 ltr/min 2 m 1,3 13 x 12 x 10
SC402 V-20 15 9 ltr/min 3 ltr/min 2 m 2,5 23 x19 x 18
SC404 V-30 25 17 ltr/min 7 ltr/min 2,5 m 3,5 25 x 20 x 20
SC406 V-60 35 57 ltr/min 40 ltr/min 3 m 5,6 27 x 24 x 21

Europe’s most popular air pumps are now available as complete sets with manifold, air hose (4 x 6mm) and Ø5cm air stones. For technical specifications see above.

ARTNR. Type Air stones Air hose
SC401 V-10 Set 4 25 mtr
SC403 V-20 Set 4 25 mtr
SC405 V-30 Set 6 25 mtr
SC407 V-60 Set 10 50 mtr

AquaForte Air Pumps AP-Series


Advantages

New series high pressure air pumps. The air pumps have a compact size and a low power consumption. They have a low noise operation. The air pumps have an automatic power-off protection when membranes are worn out. Comes with 9 mm (AP-35 till AP-100) or 12 mm (AP-150 and AP-200) hose tail.

ARTNR. Type WATT CAP. AT 1,2 M CAP. AT 2 M MAX. PRESSURE OUTLET KG dB
SC451  AP-30  20  30 l/m  13 l/m  2,8 m  16,5 mm  2,7  32
SC452  AP-45  25  47 l/m  24 l/m  3,0 m  16,5 mm  2,9  33
SC453  AP-60  38  73 l/m  45 l/m  3,5 m  18 mm  3,4  35
SC454  AP-80  55  84 l/m  53 l/m  3,6 m  18 mm  3,5  36
SC455  AP-100  65  106 l/m  70 l/m  3,8 m  18 mm  3,6  36
SC456  AP-150  120  190 l/m  150 l/m  4,5 m  18 mm  7,8  45
SC457  AP-200  180  250 l/m  200 l/m  5 m  18 mm  8  46

AquaForte SA-Series Air Pumps


Advantages

High pressure lair pumps with 9,5mm outlet.

  • Low in energy consumption
  • Low noise operation
  • Compact size
  • Comes including plastic air manifold with 4 outlets of 6 mm
Art. Nr. Type Watt Cap. at 1,2 M Cap. at 2 M Max. Head dB
SC459  SA-15 10  15 l/m  5 l/m  2,5 mtr  32
SC460  SA-30  20  30 l/m  15 l/m  3,0 mtr  33

AquaForte Professional Aeration Sets


Advantages

Professional quality rubber aeration hose (also used a lot in fish farms, for example) available as ring or bar. The supplied stainless steel rods are placed inside the rubber hose to weigh it down to the bottom. This has no negative effect on the air distribution! Big advantage of this system is that it can be shipped as a small parcel. If desired, the diameter/length can be shortened to adjust the size! Hose size: 18 x 28 mm, hose tail : 19mm. The air rod has a T-piece 19mm in the middle for a better air distribution compared to a connection on only one side.

ART. NR. Type Output
SC211 Ring Ø300mm 45 l/m
SC212 Ring Ø500mm  75 l/m
SC213 Ring Ø750mm  100 l/m
SC209 Bar L=500mm  75 l/m
SC210 Bar L=1000mm AP-30  150 l/m

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