Aeration systems is one of our specialities at Lana Springs Fish Farm, over the last 15 years weve tried and tested all types of lake aerators, we used to regularly receive calls from customers asking what type of aerator is best and where to buy them from, theres such a bewildering range of equiptment available all claiming to be the best on the market, its no wonder customers struggle to dicide which system is best for their lake.
Surface aerators such as paddlewheels and splash aerators are expencive to buy, unsightly, noisey and expencive to run, with 20 seperate lakes here on site it made sense to run all the lakes off one large system rather than buying 20 seperate aerators and having to supply power to all the lakes, its much cheaper and easier to move air around than electricity.
We have large blowers that feed air through a network of pipes around the site, this air is then fed through diffusers in each lake, the rising bubbles lift water from the bottom of the lake and expose it to the air at the surface where it absorbes oxygen, this process also mixes the warmer water at the surface with the colder water from the lake bed, by constantly turning the water over in this way we create a better overall oxgen level and more even temperature.
After many years running and improving our own system we started to supply our customers with smaller versions of the system we had developed for our fish farm, as times gone on we have developed more and more sophisticated systems, we have even designed and now produce our own diffusers here on site, these diffusers are cost effective and virtually maintenance free compared to diffusers readily available on the market today, most diffusers need regular cleaning to maitain their efficiency as the small holes that the air comes out of tend to clog up over time, its relativley easy to pull out the diffusers to clean them if you have a small pond with just one or two diffusers, but with a larger system and lots off diffusers maitanence becomes a real headache, this generally gets forgotten about leading to the reduced efficiency, so we developed a diffuser that doesn't clog, you can never say never, but we've never known one to clog yet.
Basically our system comprises of a blower or pump which distributes compressed air through heavy duty sinking pipework to the diffusers situated out in the lake, the air rising up from the diffusers lifts the oxygen poor water up from the lakebed to the surface where it can absorb oxygen from the air, this updraft of water also mixes the different temperatured layers of water, this mixing of the layers is known as destratification and is very benificial. Everthing in the aquatic environment requires oxygen, so by increasing the amount of oxygen available everything can thrive, this means more natural food and fish that feed harder and for longer, thus producing better growth rates and better catch rates. Fitting an aeration system is probably the single greatest improvement you could make to your fishery.
We design and build each system to suit each lake or fishery, multiple lakes can be run from just one system or you could have several smaller systems supplying individual lakes, we can supply aeration systems for anything from a small garden pond upto large commercial fisheries with multiple lakes, some of the main advantages of our system are.
1, Completely out of sight, much better than having a big ugly paddlewheel sat out on the lake.
2, Totally snag free, the heavy weighted pipes leading out to the diffusers are supple so they follow all the contours of the lake bed.
3, Virtually silent, the pumps are extremley quiet, just 50 db, un-audible fron 10mts
4, Cost effective to purchase and run compared to surface aerators. They use a fraction of the power used to run surface aerators.
5, Almost maininence free and can outlast their surface counterparts many times over.
For more information regarding our aeration systems please call Chris on 01409281801 or 07789304942