|A farmer in west Tennessee (Ed Davis
Fish Farm) who raises minnows was having problems with his air
stones clogging and not working properly. He was able
to replace his expensive air stones with the Aero-Tube at about
half the cost. Maintenance is also easier because Aero-Tubes
will not break and can be cleaned with plain water, unlike the
air stone, which has to be cleaned with muriatic acid.
known Til-Tech Aquafarm in Robert, Louisiana, produce tilapia
fingerlings that are shipped around the world. They
started changing from air stones to the Aero-Tube in 2005.
The Aero-Tube offered a rugged alternative to the expensive
air stone that kept breaking.
A state trout hatchery in Colorado was using a costly
oxygen-making machine for aeration until it broke down.
They replaced it with our Aero-Tube and a regenerative blower
for the air supply. Since making the change, their DO is higher
and they are stocking twice as many fish. Previously DO constantly
had to be monitored due to trouble they were having with the
oxygen-making machine. This is now down to a minimum and their
maintenance has been significantly reduced.
Trent Johnson of McKenzie, Tennessee was raising
tilapia in raceways in 1998 using splash aerators and paddle
wheels for the aeration. These devices were expensive
to purchase, maintain, and operate. Johnson’s electric
bill was $2,700.00 per month. After changing over to the Aero-Tube system, his maintenance decreased noticeably, his electric
bill went down to $450.00 per month, and production went up.
Aerway Manufacturing of Macon, Mississippi has been
using the Aero-Tube to make a type of airlift they call the
Genaire since 2005. They had a customer that was
using paddle wheels in his catfish pond and was having trouble
keeping his fish flavorful. In two to three weeks after changing
to the Genaire, his fish had regained their flavor and the
energy costs were down.