Venturi Experiment – Small DIY Venturi for Hydroponics, Aquaponics or Aquariums

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Rob’s DIY Venturi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZMjDgM3LaU I recently watched Rob Bob’s (bnbob01) DIY venturi video and it looked like so much fun I though…

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21 Responses to Venturi Experiment – Small DIY Venturi for Hydroponics, Aquaponics or Aquariums

  1. Now that is a good idea. Eliminating the need for air stones is a big help.

    mhpgardener
    May 16, 2014 at 4:13 am
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  2. That’s a great set up Dale.. Would work great in a large aquarium too
    methinks.. Are you going to give DWC a crack with one of these jobbies?
    Thanks for the mention sir..
    I give this one a wet & bubbly thumbs up ;)

    Rob Bob
    May 16, 2014 at 5:01 am
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  3. Nice demo. I saw one a while back where it was so powerful that you could
    no longer see the fish, lol. He didn’t leave it on though.

    SleestaksRule
    May 16, 2014 at 5:03 am
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  4. Dale That’s Awesome bro and sure gives me some good ideas for in the
    greenhouse I give this video a very Venturi Thumbs green thumbs up!

    Brock Hughes
    May 16, 2014 at 5:08 am
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  5. Very nicely demonstrated Dale… I’m fascinated by how this works… I love
    the fact that air can be introduced without the use of addition energy
    :-)… Thanks… Chris

    Chris Towerton
    May 16, 2014 at 5:50 am
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  6. Looks like its putting out some nice air & circulating the water really
    well. I think it would work great In a DWC system. You didn’t test that out
    in the kitchen did you. I pictured you having the tube going the wrong way
    & spraying down the kitchen-LOL.Well done on the video- you had some great
    footage in there. Thumbs up for Ricks comment !!!!

    Austin Family Gardening Channel
    May 16, 2014 at 6:39 am
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  7. I’m going to have to stop watching hydroponic videos or I’ll end up with a
    garden full of IBCs.

    baconsoda
    May 16, 2014 at 7:08 am
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  8. I wonder if using a standard aerator for a sink would break up the bubbles
    more.

    Scott Baker
    May 16, 2014 at 7:50 am
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  9. I tried something similar a couple of months ago, but sadly a hopeless
    algae issue popped up in the fish tank. I belive the aquarium received too
    much light.
    Hope you get better luck with your project, than I did. :)

    Best wishes,
    Halvor.

    Gardening in Norway
    May 16, 2014 at 8:07 am
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  10. That’s really cool Dale, it was nice to see it demonstrated like this in
    such a clean manor. Well done!

    Wayne Meador
    May 16, 2014 at 8:16 am
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  11. Great! This is more my size. lol

    Lois Laney
    May 16, 2014 at 8:19 am
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  12. Looks great my friend ! I look forward to seeing more of this project!

    Stephen Legaree
    May 16, 2014 at 8:55 am
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  13. I recently watched Rob Bob’s (bnbob01) DIY venturi video and it looked like
    so much fun I thought I’d try my hand at making a small version out of easy
    to find local parts. I hope to be able to use this in future DWC or
    recirculating hydroponics experiments.

    I think it would be very useful in small hydroponics, aquaponics or
    aquarium applications for water oxygenation.

    mediamaker2000
    May 16, 2014 at 9:26 am
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  14. This is not fair that they have done this to your clip Dale…..
    This is your original clip & would be helpful to many & you deserve the
    credit for your build/clip…
    Is there any way we can help out ?

    Rob Bob
    May 16, 2014 at 9:32 am
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  15. Saw a nice little DIY venturi clip today that might interest some here :)

    Rob Bob
    May 16, 2014 at 10:17 am
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  16. That is pretty cool Dale. I have a 55 gal aquarium just collecting dust. I
    might try on of these. Thanks. I would give this a H20’d Thumbs up :)

    pickerick1
    May 16, 2014 at 10:54 am
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  17. That was an interesting informative experiment. thanks for sharing !
    Keep the info and updates growing our way :-{}

    DBIGMAN812MANY
    May 16, 2014 at 11:36 am
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  18. venturi’s are not efficient at all at aerating the water, as in order to
    have an effect, you need pressure from your pump, which means you decrease
    pumped water volume

    Frank De Block-Burij
    May 16, 2014 at 11:46 am
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  19. what would happen if you pumped more air in the air line with a air pump I
    think im going to try that

    Steve Squared
    May 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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  20. Awesome venturi, the small bubbles look excellent o2. If I add a venturi
    tube to the down pipe of my bell siphon it should create the same effect?

    Enrique Goitia
    May 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm
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  21. This is nothing short of genius good video

    permofit
    May 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm
    Reply

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