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Air pumps and related equipment

At Koi Water Garden, we are able to offer competitive prices on not only high quality koi, but also on koi related goods such as pumps, filters and other accessories.

 

Last updated 21st June 2017

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Why do we need air in our Koi ponds?

 

An adequate Oxygen supply is vital for the health of our Koi. All forms of life need and consume oxygen. This is the same in our Koi ponds and plants (including all forms of algae) , organic life and of course our Koi consume oxygen. Koi are rather special in that they need a considerable supply of oxygen in the water for their survival and well being. In fact they need a minimum of 6mg/litre of oxygen dissolved in the pond water. Our filter bacteria (and in fact all aerobic bacteria) also consume prolific amounts of oxygen which they use to oxidise Ammonia and convert this into Nitrite and then convert Nitrite into Nitrate. Filters will not work properly without an adequate oxygen supply within the media. Decaying organic matter also uses oxygen as it is converted into waste and the 'dirtier' the pond, the higher the BOD (biological oxygen demand) or requirement for oxygen.  

 

 

air in pond

 

 

Plant life consumes oxygen during the night and gives off carbon dioxide. This process is reversed during the day. The more organic load on the pond (fish, plants, decaying material) the higher the biological oxygen demand (BOD) Every life form is therefore competing for oxygen. Cold water can hold considerable amounts of dissolved oxygen. Unfortunately, during warm weather, the ability of water to hold dissolved oxygen is substantially reduced and during warm muggy, thundery days in summer, there is a real threat to the health of our Koi, especially overnight, when plant life can quickly strip the already low levels of oxygen from the water with fatal results for our Koi. It is therefore vital to top up our dissolved oxygen supply to ensure the health of our Koi and to ensure our filters continue to operate correctly. Oxygen can be supplied by waterfalls, venturis and air pumps. Waterfalls are extremely efficient at providing good aeration, but many ponds just don't have them, and even where present, many people turn them off at night, just when they are needed most. Venturis are extremely inefficient devices, only work near the surface and use a considerable amount of pump power to run, thus making the pond water pump work harder than it needs to in order to deliver the correct amount of water. Without doubt air pumps are the most efficient and cost effective way of providing adequate aeration to your Koi systems and we are pleased to be able to offer the best air pumps available today.

 

 

Secoh JDK Air Pumps

 

Secoh Air pumps are top quality, represent real value for money and will give years of trouble free service. Waterproof and very quiet and proven to be the most powerful air pumps available today. For example the Secoh 100 actually produces 145 litres / minute of air, and the 40 produces 60 litres of air/minute. Has won 'best pump' in just about every independent review of air pumps to date! Now the brand new JDK range have all the benefits of the existing range but with ultra low power consumption - as little as 35 watts for the JDK 80 !  Please specify the manifold that you prefer with your pump, for example 8 way x 4mm, 12 way x 4mm, two way x 8mm, three way (two 8mm plus 3/4" manifold connector) or single 8mm

 

Model Specification Price

P20

20 Litres per minute  

£79.50

JDK40

40 Litres per minute  

£125.00

JDK60

60 Litres per minute  

£175.00

JDK80

80 Litres per minute  

£225.00

JDK100

100 Litres per minute  

£245.00

JDK120

120 Litres per minute  

£349.00

JDK150

150 Litres per minute  

£399.00

JDK200

200 Litres per minute  

£425.00

SLL models

Diaphragm set for 40,50 and 60 models  

£19.50

EL models

Diaphragm set for 80,and 100 models  

£24.50

JDK 40/60 models models

Diaphragm set for JDK 40,50 and 60 models  

£19.50

JDK 80-120 models

Diaphragm set for JDK 80,100 and 120 models  

£24.50

All

Pressure relief valve  

£28.50

All

Pressure Gauge  

£33.50

4mm

6 way 4mm manifold with taps  

£16.95

4mm

12 way 4mm manifold with taps  

£24.95

6-8mm

2 way 6-8mm manifold  

£15.50

6-8mm

single air tap with 6 - 8mm hose tail and flexible connector for direct connection to air pump

£10.50

6-8mm

3 Way ( 2 x taps 6 - 8mm air line ) plus 18mm (3/4") extension to allow addition of further manifolds

£19.50

4mm

Non return valve for 4mm airlines (prevents water syphoning back down airline). Plastic

£1.50

6-8mm

Non return valve for 6 - 8mm airlines (prevents water syphoning back down airline). Brass bodied with stainless steel hose tails.

£8.95

6-8mm

6 - 8mm Airline connectors - straight. Plastic  

£1.00

6-8mm

6 - 8mm Airline connectors - "T" . Plastic  

£1.50

12mm Rubber manifold for connecting air pumps to air distribution manifolds. Complete with clips  

£5.95

Secoh JDK air pump

Above - Secoh JDK airpump


Pressure relief Valve

Above - Pressure relief Valve

Air Manifolds

Above a choice of manifolds



 

For all air pumps over 40 litres per minute it very important to use all the air capacity available by using all the taps on the manifolds supplied, or leaving taps open when not used to ensure that back pressure is reduced. All air pumps are generally designed to run at a maximum pressure of 1/4 bar, and exceeding this pressure can cause premature diaphragm failure (or piston wear in the case of piston pumps). Many air stones will gradually clog in use and should be changed annually. Pressure relief valves and Pressure gauges are therefore designed to protect your pump against possible damage and will indicate when air stones need changing or when airline restrictions cause too much back pressure to be present.

 

AirLine

Size Specification Price

4mm  

Super soft airline per metre 

£30p

4mm  

Supersoft airline 100 metre roll 

£24.00

6mm  

6mm PVC airline per metre for large airstones 

£40p

8mm  

8mm PVC airline per metre for large airstones and Nexus filters 

£50p

8mm braided 

8mm Braided PVC airline per metre - no kinking and reinforced 

£99p

1/2 Inch  

1/2 Inch (12mm) PVC airline per metre 

£75p

3/4 Inch  

3/4 Inch (19mm) PVC airline per metre 

£95p

1 Inch  

1 Inch (25mm) PVC airline per metre 

£1.50

 PVC Airline

Above - PVC airline





 

For all air pumps it very important to use all the air capacity available by using the appropriate number and size of airstones. Simple baked airstones are fine for a pond where they can be seen and checked occasionally. They will wear out and should be replaced annually. Ceramic airstones are much tougher and longer lasting and will generally produce finer bubbles. They are great for use in the pond or in the filter chambers under media as they wont wear out and providing they are in constant use will not block. They come in a range or tube or disc configurations, so there is a wide choice. Disc airstones come with a solid plastic or ceramic base and are weighted and not easily moved by the fish. The newer style of curtain diffusers are getting very popular as they have a stainless steel core and are therefore heavy and not easily moved. They give a very fine air curtain along their length and are great for puttiong down one wall of the pond where the gently rising air stream will not hamper your view of the fish.

 

Airstones

Pipe Size Specification Price

4mm

Half Can Airstone 50mm x 50mm baked

£2.75p

4-6mm

Ceramic airstone 130mm x 30mm (4 or 6mm connection)

£6.95

4-6mm

Ceramic airstone 200mm x 50mm (4 or 6mm connection) 

£16.95

8mm

Ceramic airstone 300mm x 50mm (8mm connection) 

£23.95

4-6mm

Ceramic disc airstone 13cm dia 

£12.50

6-8mm

Ceramic disc airstone 20cm dia 

£24.50

4-6mm

25cm Rubber/stainless steel Air Diffuser 

£15.95

4-6mm

51cm Rubber/stainless steel Air Diffuser 

£22.95

4-6mm

76cm Rubber/stainless steel Air Diffuser 

£29.45

air stones

Above - Ceramic air stones

Rubber air diffuser

Above - Rubber Diffuser

 

 

 



Oase AquAir 250

 

The AquaAir is a direct air injection pump installed ina floating stainless steel basket and is designed for larger bodies of water where installation of multiple air pumps and airlines/stones etc would be impracticable. The direct injection system utilises a powerful floating pump and venturi to inject air via a substantial bubble mass to a depth of up to four meters, thus enriching the water with oxygen. The unit is supplied with tethering cables and 30m of power cord.

 

Product features at a glance

  • Adjustable injector nozzle for optimal oxygen input with depth penetration to 4 m
  • High turnover rates bring standing water into life
  • Extremely long service life thanks to high-quality workmanship and stainless steel elements
  • Low noise underwater operation
  • Fastening material included in the scope of delivery
  • Optimal oxygen supply thanks to small bubbles
  • Suitable for pond surfaces up to 250 m²

       

       

Model Power Minimum water depth max pond surface area Price
AquaAir 250 650 watts 50cm min 250 Sq.M. £1560.00

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