O2 Grow 2040 Oxygen Diffuser, 40 Gallon Capacity - Two Emitters
O2 Grow 2040 Oxygen Diffuser, 40 Gallon Capacity - Two Emitters
40 Gallon Capacity - 20 Gallons per Emitter
The 2040 unit is the most popular model! This unit gives you the option of using both emitters in a 40 gallon reservoir or splitting them up into two different 20 gallon reservoirs. Either way, this unit is designed for use in 30-50 gallon barrels. Similar to our other units, this 2040 allows you to place both emitters in one reservoir or you can split them into two different reservoirs. The unit makes no noise and will not heat your water. Whether you have 20-40 gallons, it only takes a hour or less to super oxygenate your nutrient water.
Why Use O2 Grow Products?
- Increased oxygen to the root zone has shown to increase the speed of plant growth, size of the root ball, number and size of flowers, and nutrient uptake.
- Oxygen is a vital component for activating microbes, and will reduce brewing time when when making compost teas.
- It's well documented that oxygen is needed to help balance pH, prevent root disease and ultimately increase yield.
- Bubblers and venturis are inefficient at raising the dissolved oxygen level (ppm) in water. Bubblers and venturis simply "blow" air through the water and will raise the water temperature to match the surrounding air.
- The O2 Grow patented technology elevates the dissolved oxygen levels 50% more than bubblers via electrolysis without increasing the temperature of your water.
- The O2 Grow technology actually "manufactures" 100% pure oxygen from the water molecule, by separating the hydrogen and oxygen into gas.
What Makes O2 Grow Special?
The patented nano bubble technology behind O2 Grow allows you to maximize oxygen supplementation through a process known as electrolysis. O2 Grow works by taking advantage of the electrolysis cycle at a molecular level, separating the oxygen from hydrogen when electric current passes through an ion-containing solution or a liquid, such as water.
As an air stone alternative, O2 Grow helps increase your nutrient uptake by delivering 50% more dissolved oxygen than traditional air stones. In fact, O2 Grow’s products can increase oxygen saturation for indoor and outdoor growing methods such as: deep water culture, drain to waste or surface watering.
Why Choose O2 Grow?
O2 Grow is dedicated to providing affordable oxygen alternatives to air stones or bubblers that save you energy, increase yields, and deliver more nutrients to your crop’s roots. with minimal maintenance and low energy consumption. O2 Grow's products, with Solid State Technology, will last thousands of hours.
Nourish Roots with Less Energy
Water in closed reservoirs typically lacks the necessary oxygen to provide the roots enough nourishment to grow plants. Air stones and oxygen bubblers try to solve this problem but involve many moving parts, noisy operation and high wattage.
Alternatively, the O2 Grow products use only a few watts of power per hour while safely delivering pure oxygen into the reservoir with electricity, which in an energy-efficient age is essential. This process is superior to using air stones since you get more oxygen with no motors and no moving parts that could potentially go awry.
In addition to being more energy-efficient, O2 Grow delivers more dissolved oxygen, increases your yields, activates beneficial microbes, and improves the uptake of critical nutrients to the root structure.
Electrolysis vs Aeration:
These two methods will both increase the levels of dissolved oxygen in the water. The biggest difference between the two is in the percentage of saturation that can be achieved.
The electrolysis method, which is the patented process of O2 Grow , can deliver 50% or more dissolved oxygen than a bubbler. A bubbler uses the oxygen from the environment which is pumped through the water with a stone or diffuser. The air bubbles will float to the surface and burst. Some of the oxygen is absorbed into the water, but the level of dissolved oxygen will be limited to the level of oxygen in the air. With the O2 Grow electrolysis process, the hydrogen and oxygen are actually separated from the water molecule. The electrolysis process creates nano bubbles.
The nano bubbles of hydrogen rise to the surface and burst, while the oxygen bubbles are easily absorbed back into the water effectively super saturating the water with oxygen. Because the process creates the oxygen molecules from the water molecule itself, there is no real limitation and a much higher level of dissolved oxygen can be achieved. Additionally, the electrolysis technology utilizes a very economical low voltage process and does not impact the temperature or pH of the water being oxygenated.
The importance of increasing levels of Dissolved Oxygen:
Dissolved oxygen (DO) refers to the amount of oxygen that is contained in solution. The amount of oxygen that can be held by water may be influenced by water temperature, salinity, and pressure.
The concentration of dissolved oxygen in water is expressed in milligrams per liter (mg O2/L), parts per million (ppm), or percentage saturation (%O2). Dissolved oxygen levels are considered most important and commonly employed measurement of water quality as well as ability to sustain plants or aquatic life.
Increased levels of dissolved oxygen in water will noticeably increase plant yields, benefit root growth allowing for nutrients to be more readily absorbed, and significantly reduce root diseases such as Pythium which typically thrive in oxygen-poor (anaerobic) environments.
O2 Grow units are basically plug and play. Simply remove the unit from the package, connect the emitter to the power supply and then connect the power supply to the control box. Then, plug the power supply into the wall outlet. You should see a green light on the control box. The unit is now ready and the emitter can be placed into water. Once the emitter comes in contact with the water or the nutrient solution, this will complete the electronic circuit and the emitter will begin emitting bubbles.
If you do not see bubbles, make sure that your water has some electrolyte in it. If you are using reverse osmosis water or purified water, you will need to add some nutrient to make the emitters work.
The best method for oxygenating your water is to run the unit just before watering your plants, or on a timed cycle to boost oxygen if you are growing in a hydroponic method.
Emitter Maintenance:O2 Grow Emitters will require cleaning from time to time. Over time, the Emitter may get a calcium build up from the water. A quick rinse in a dilution of muriatic acid will remove the build up from the screens. Properly maintaining your screens will prolong the life of the Emitter.
Technology PlatformPatents: 7,396,441 – 7,670,495 – 6,689,262 – 8,157,972
The patented dissolved oxygen generator technology used in these experiments generates extremely high levels of dissolved oxygen in water for surface watering, hydroponic and other applications. This science will be especially helpful with farms with low dissolved oxygen in well water.
O2 Grow Emitters:
- Deliver 50% more dissolved oxygen than air stones
- Do not warm water like bubblers
- Use no moving parts or motors to wear out
- Use less power... 6 WATTS per hour
- Protect from root disease
- Improve nutrient uptake
- Activate microbes
- Essential for compost tea brewing
Product Specifications:Item Number: 2020
Contents: Aluminum Heat Sink Control Box, Universal 4-Amp Power Supply, (2) Titanium Emitters
Capacity: 40 Gallon / 151.4 Liter
Electrical Usage: 58 Watts @ 120V with US plug (also compatible for 220V – AUS, EU and UK plug on request)
Product Size:Emitter: 3.375in x 6.375in x .75in, Control Box: 5.5in x 2.5in x 2.25in, Emitter Cord Length: 8ft including emitter
DirtWhen watering plants in soil, you will want to oxygenate your nutrient water just before pouring on plants.
WickingFor wicking systems, you will want to oxygenate your nutrient water on a schedule. Use a timer to boost oxygen every 3-4 hours.
Ebb & FlowIn Ebb & Flow systems, it is best to oxygenate the nutrient water on a schedule. Set your timer to oxygenate just prior to flooding the tray.
Deep Water CultureIn Deep Water Culture systems, you will want to oxygenate your nutrient water on a schedule. Use a timer to boost your oxygen every 3-4 hours.
Drip / Top-WaterIn Drip or Top Water systems, it is best to oxygenate the nutrient water just prior to your scheduled watering.
Aeroponic / ClonerFor Aeroponic or Cloner systems, you will want to oxygenate your nutrient water on a schedule. Use a timer to boost oxygen every 3-4 hours.