*Bantam-Aire is currently becoming obsolete. Please contact us for availability. 

Kasco’s Bantam-Aire Diffused Aeration System is the perfect aeration solution for your water feature or pond. The newest member to our lineup of diffused aeration products, Bantam-Aire is sized perfectly for koi ponds, water gardens or other shallow decorative aquatic environments. With powerful linear compressors, self-weighted tubing and efficient diffusers, these complete systems offer a multitude of water quality improvements allowing your water and aquatic life to flourish.

Kasco’s Bantam-Aire systems will increase dissolved oxygen levels, promote fish health and productivity, improve water quality to deter algae growth, mix and destratify the water column, stabilize pH levels, reduce alkalinity, and remove carbon dioxide and phosphorous levels.

  • 4 complete aeration systems available
  • Each system includes compressor diffuser(s), weighted tubing, manifolds and connection hardware
  • Diffusers in Bantam 1 and 2 can be placed up to 4 ft.
  • Diffusers in Bantam 3 and 4 can be placed up to 6 ft.
  • Diffusers are 12 in. L x 8.4 in. W x 3.4 in. H and 2 lbs.
  • SureSink Weighted Tubing available as 25 ft., 50 ft., 100 ft., and 200 ft.
  • Power cord length of 5 ft. from compressor
  • Low profile design to blend naturally with environment
  • Simple to assemble, install, maintain and transport
  • Each system ships in 1 box
  • 1 year warranty for each system

Bantam 1

Kasco Marine Bantam Aire System 1

Bantam 2

Kasco Marine Bantam Aire System 2

Bantam 3

Kasco Marine Bantam Aire System 3

Bantam 4

Kasco Marine Bantam Aire System 4
Kit includes

Linear Diaphragm Compressor

  • Rubber feet and extremely low decibels for quiet operation
  • Low amp draw on 120V
    • 40LPM = 1.0A
    • 60LPM = 1.5A
    • 80LPM = 1.4A
    • 160LPM = 2.3A
  • Additional enclosure recommended with proper ventilation
  • 5 ft. power cord standard
  • 1 year warranty
Kasco Bantam Aire Tubing

SureSink Weighted Tubing

  • Keeps diffuser securely in place
  • Outer coating protects against aquatic elements
  • Easily pliable for seamless installation
  • Won’t kink, crack or split


  • 27 in. of unique, oxygen-efficient, self-weighted diffuser hose
  • Install by simply tossing 1-piece assembly into water
  • Self-weighted base eliminates need for sand and gravel
  • Check value eliminates back flow into the compressor
  • Requires a minimum of 0.9 CFM
  • 1 year warranty
Kasco Bantam-Aire Valve Manifolds

Valve Manifold

  • Easily control air flow to each diffuser
  • Each outlet can be individually controlled
  • Shutoff valves have built-in check valves
  • Includes stainless steel brackets for mounting
Compressor Performance

Performance Curves


Bantam-Aire Systems

SystemModel NumberNumber of DiffusersMax Diffuser Operating Depth (ft.)Linear Compressor Size (LPM)Compressor Decibels (dB)Total Tubing LengthDiffuser Unit Dimensions (LxWxH) (in.) & Weight
Bantam 1BA14-40-02514404325 ft.12×8.4×3.4, 2 lbs
Bantam 2BA24-60-05024604450 ft.12×8.4×3.4, 2 lbs
Bantam 3BA26-80-100268054100 ft.12×8.4×3.4, 2 lbs
Bantam 4BA46-160-2004616057200 ft.12×8.4×3.4, 2 lbs

Suggested System Sizing

SystemSuggested Sizing
Bantam 1Up to 8,000 gallons
Bantam 28,000 - 16,000 gallons
Bantam 3Up to 1/4 acre*
Bantam 4Up to 1/2 acre*

*To convert to gallons:

  • Determine acre-feet of water by figuring L x W x Average Depth / 43,560
  • Convert to gallons by figuring acre-feet x 326,000