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OfflineSirius
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Air Pumps
    #11559 - 04/24/08 01:59 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quick question. I was watching a video on hydroponic systems and it was talking about how much the roots benefit from the increased amounts of oxygen and everything. A thought occurred - would it work to take a fish aquarium air pump and run some tubes into the bottom of a soil or soilless pot to increase the amount of oxygen in the soil? I have a feeling there is a reason why this wouldn't work but I thought I might as well ask a stupid question. :lol:


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Re: Air Pumps [Re: Sirius]
    #11562 - 04/24/08 02:03 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ya roots need oxygen to break down sugars (cellular respiration) just like we do, only they make their own sugars through photosynthesis first

i would be worried that an air stone in a pot might dry out the soil a bit much. a nice fluffy soil is usually aerated enough as it is and doesn't need additional air exchange.

by soilless do u mean perlite/verm/coco etc?


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Re: Air Pumps [Re: Yrat]
    #11569 - 04/24/08 02:09 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I was just referring to a pot with some medium that isn't soil, like coco and perlite or something. It might not have been the right terminology. :shrug:

Yeah, it sounds like it isn't necessary then and that it might be counter-productive. I figured that if it would work, people would already be using it, but thought I'd ask anyways. :smile:


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Re: Air Pumps [Re: Sirius]
    #11618 - 04/24/08 02:54 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

you should check out aeroponics



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Re: Air Pumps [Re: Sirius]
    #11872 - 04/24/08 10:32 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

it doesnt help, its been tried


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