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My air lines from the aerator to the air stones float and bisect the pond. This is irritating as some of the stuff that is supposed to float to the skimmer gets stopped by them. Does anyone have ideas to keep the airline from floating?
 
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@Faebinder this is one of my major pet peeves! I have my airlines tucked behind rocks, but every now and again it comes floating out and up or I get my foot or net or something else caught on it and pull it loose and then it floats until I can get back in the pond and secure it again. Like @mrsclem said - weighted line is the permanent solution but it's pricey. Why, I don't know. It seems like it would be a simple matter to simply make it heavier! When I need to replace my lines, I'm going to bite the bullet!

Second aeration pet peeve - air stones that ALWAYS land upside down when you toss them in the pond. Why aren't they bottom heavy?? I had one pond guy tell me to just secure a rock to the bottom with some rubber bands - I was like "really? Someone can't figure out how to INCLUDE WEIGHT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS?!? haha! I get rage-y about dumb stuff like this! (Don't even get me started about people who drag their junk to the curb on Friday - when trash day is Thursday. So now we all get to look at your old couch/washing machine/mattress on the curb for a WHOLE WEEK! )
 
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I only have two airlines I'm willing to get a weighted tube if someone can point them out for me.
 
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I have weighted airline tubes and love them ! You should be able to get them lots of online places, where yowl for pond supplies. Mine came as part of a kit, when I bought a big aerator for summer. I don't have weighted lines for my smaller unit, I run in the winter.
 
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Get some small fishing weights and fasten along the air tubing. They make a weighted tubing buts it about $1 per foot!
I thought fishing weights were made from lead? If so would there be negative affects on water quality and fish.

I have used glass beads with fishing line to anchor submerged plants. 2-3 depending on size works great as an anchor
 
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So I have to tie weights on the line? With my luck they will all just slide to the bottom and knock the air stone off! haha!
 
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I thought fishing weights were made from lead? If so would there be negative affects on water quality and fish.

I have used glass beads with fishing line to anchor submerged plants. 2-3 depending on size works great as an anchor

That amount of lead will not be detrimental.
 

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I use the lead strips that you buy to tie down submerged plants. They're easy to wrap around the tubing at various intervals, and they don't get caught on stuff like used to happen when I used fishing weights.
 
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Second aeration pet peeve - air stones that ALWAYS land upside down when you toss them in the pond. Why aren't they bottom heavy?? I had one pond guy tell me to just secure a rock to the bottom with some rubber bands - I was like "really? Someone can't figure out how to INCLUDE WEIGHT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS?!? haha! I get rage-y about dumb stuff like this! (Don't even get me started about people who drag their junk to the curb on Friday - when trash day is Thursday. So now we all get to look at your old couch/washing machine/mattress on the curb for a WHOLE WEEK! )

That's why I use the ball airstones. Doesn't matter which way they land.
 
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Do you have a source for those? We've looked and looked and can't find the ones that will fit the size air tubing we have.

These are the best ones in my opinion. They do come in different sizes in Petsmart as well if you want to see them in person.
 
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Thanks! I can never remember what size tubing we have so I have to check with the man who remembers the numbers around here. But those look perfect!
 
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I have weighted airline tubes and love them ! You should be able to get them lots of online places, where yowl for pond supplies. Mine came as part of a kit, when I bought a big aerator for summer. I don't have weighted lines for my smaller unit, I run in the winter.


So I bought some weighted lines, the smallest size they got. The size of the hole in the lines appear bigger than exit tube of the aerator and the opening of the air stones. How did you make them fit?
 
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