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World Wide RDWC Air Stones / Diffusers What's Your Go to?

Royal T

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Hey guys, I'm curious to hear how many of us are running with similar diffusers / stones.

I'll start, I use these small business made custom diffusers from micro pore tubing. I run standard round 5 gal buckets and the diffusers I get are 9" they look like this and have a standard 1/4" inlet. The stainless steel nuts can be moved around and spaced evenly. They allow the diffuser to sit off the bottom of the bucket.

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I have used these for probably 4 to 5 cycles now in an 8 site system. In the early days of getting these I had some phenomenal results including a 5.5' tall Samsquanch OG that pulled a full LB. But I have also had some really dismal results due to inconsistencies in the tubing's porousness from roll to roll, and how quickly they can clog up if you're using a nutrient solution with thick stuff like Green Planet's Massive and liquid weight. I have had limited success cleaning them and generally just end up buying a new set each cycle, but I have yet to try running them with the air pump on in a bath of something like Athena's Clense/UC roots or a DIY version of those.

Bellow is a photo of fore-mentioned Samsquanch OG's root (I pulled it from the guy's Ebay page after I got tired of searching through photos)

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While the results have been very good at times, all the inconsistencies really make me question continued use of them. Does anyone else use these or something Similar? I would love to hear your feedback.

I know we will see a lot of general cylinder style stones, and diffuser discs. Anyone using the Current Culture Aqua-Pore diffusers outside of an undercurrent kit? I've always wondered how those things connect to the air lines are they 1/4 on their "quick connect" fittings?

Excited to hear what you guys use!
 

Anasazi

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I use regular 4 inch long air stones from some random seller on Amazon. They work great tbh, I end up buying new ones every grow.
 
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