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Hydroponics Air Pumps

Supplying a nutrient rich solution to plants in a hydroponic garden is important and so is supplying the necessary amount of oxygen in that nutrient solution. There are various types of hydroponic ventilation systems that are used to be sure that the plants are getting the proper amount of oxygen. They range from a standard aquarium air pump for small household hydroponic gardens to the large capacity, commercial size hydroponic air pumps.

The machines in the latter group of hydroponic pumps can have many adjustable air flow manifolds to supply oxygen through tubes or pipes that lead to different sections of a large hydroponic garden. In spite of their ability to supply oxygen to so many plants, they are actually very economical to operate. In fact, smaller versions of thesegrowing pumps are available for household hydroponic gardens that cannot be adequately supplied with the proper amount of oxygen by a simple aquarium pump.

Keeping the nutrient rich water in the reservoir within the specified temperature range with grow heaters and properly supplying it to the plants by using grow pumps are the two key factors in hydroponic gardening. When either of these factors is not properly maintained then the absorption of important nutrients by the plants will be compromised. That could result in stunted growth or even death of the plants. 

It is important that the hydroponic water pumps and the water feed lines be regularly checked to be sure that there are no clogs or leaks. The ability of growing pumps to maintain the proper water flow is also dependant on the reservoir being regularly cleaned. If the plants are still not growing well, even if the hydroponic pumps are functioning properly, then the temperature of the water solution might be too low or two high. Automated hydroponic water heaters can be set to regulate the temperature.