Anyone know of a reason I couldn't use an aquarium aeration stone instead of the ? Any significant benefits to the stainless steel diffusion stones or detractions from the acquarium stones? I've used the latter but wasn't sure if there was a risk of contamination, breakage, or other problems. (Obviously I would sanitize either thoroughly before using.)
The main advantage of the stainless steel stones is the smaller pores that allows for finer oxygenation. The stainless steel stones would also require a more powerful aquarium pump to push air through them if that's what you would be using instead of an oxygen tank.
Ive always used an aquarium stone i usually only use them for say 4 or 5 batches then throw them out but they are cheap and i probably dont have to throw them out i just get worried about contamination but ive never had an issue.