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by Pssymon
01 Dec 2018, 00:30
Forum: Your pond
Topic: New pond powered with airlift
Replies: 23
Views: 3469

Re: New pond powered with airlift

It appears that the vast majority of the pond construction I see has filtration based on several baffles, sieves and the drum (drums are great). There seems to be a large construction component here as well as cost. Has anyone looked into bubble bead filtration? I am planning on using a system like...
by Pssymon
30 Nov 2018, 23:46
Forum: Filtration
Topic: Introduction to the Crielsieve, a revolutionary pre-filter!
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Introduction to the Crielsieve, a revolutionary pre-filt

Hi Rich, apologies for my late reply. I'll reply to specific parts of your post to avoid confusion. Hello, The filters I am talking about are specifically from AST Filters. They are bubble bead filters, meaning they run using air to backwash the media and discharge sludge. Some models discharge slud...
by Pssymon
30 Nov 2018, 23:13
Forum: General chat
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Forum update

For now, images and embedded videos do not seem to work. Apologies for the inconvenience, we are aware of the issue.
by Pssymon
30 Nov 2018, 02:34
Forum: General chat
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Forum update

Good day, The forum has now been updated to phpBB3.2.4. You will notice some changes in the layout of the site. We will be checking if everything works as it should over the coming days. If you experience any issues with the site, please report them here: https://www.airlift.eu/phpBB/viewforum.php?f...
by Pssymon
16 Nov 2018, 20:12
Forum: Filtration
Topic: Introduction to the Crielsieve, a revolutionary pre-filter!
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Introduction to the Crielsieve, a revolutionary pre-filt

Hey Rich, Thank you for your comment. Are you talking about the small perfect round bead filters or do you mean filter media such as K2? By that I mean the plastic wheel shaped filter media which are designed to maximise surface area for each piece. I have a lot to say about this but I will await yo...
by Pssymon
16 Nov 2018, 20:07
Forum: Pond construction
Topic: Airlift pump for irregation
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Airlift pump for irregation

Hello! I'm sorry to say that it will be absolutely impossible. 10 meters is about a hundred times too much discharge head. You would need an 'Airlift staircase' each pumping 10cm higher to achieve this. And that would mean using 100 Airlifts. At horrible efficiency levels. I'm afraid that the ground...
by Pssymon
28 Oct 2018, 01:39
Forum: Parts
Topic: Score! Just acquired a 120 LPM Linear Air Pump on Ebay!
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Score! Just acquired a 120 LPM Linear Air Pump on Ebay!

Nice deal! I hope they are good quality, but they should be at that price point. Looking forward to your build.
by Pssymon
10 Oct 2018, 22:13
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Matching airlift flows
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Matching airlift flows

Very interesting. After seeing the drawing I understand.
For aquaphonics this could work, I don't immediately see a problem. My suggestion would be to test it if you can, I am quite curious to see what would happen.
by Pssymon
10 Oct 2018, 22:07
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Building an air-lift with the height larger than depth?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Building an air-lift with the height larger than depth?

Hello and welcome, I hate to say it but it's not possible the way you designed this system. We are talking about a discharge head of over 1,5 meters. If you want a yield of 9000 liters the maximum discharge head would probably be around 10 centimeters if you are lucky. The system has to be level, ev...
by Pssymon
10 Oct 2018, 22:01
Forum: Parts
Topic: Air Chamber
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Air Chamber

Hello Rich, First of all, I am impressed with your contributions and ideas. Nice images and videos as well! Trying new things important and it's how this system started out in the pond application. I would like to type a detailed big reply but I'm having issues reaching the site on my pc. So for now...
by Pssymon
10 Oct 2018, 21:50
Forum: General Airlift information
Topic: Pressure of Airpump
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Pressure of Airpump

Good day, This is a valid point. The Secoh pumps that have been tested by us are relatively expensive pumps that provide higher pressure at depth than most cheaper pumps. If you pump is not suited for proper pressure at depth, the airlift's yield will suffer. I wish I could tell you which pumps to b...
by Pssymon
10 Oct 2018, 21:45
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Collector away from pond
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Collector away from pond

Hello slk and welcome, Apologies for my late reply, I can only visit the site and reply using my phone for some reason. So it is a bit more difficult to keep up and reply. I'm looking into the problem (it seems I'm not the only one). About your pond. If you run a heavy stocked koi pond, 4 airlifts w...
by Pssymon
29 Sep 2018, 21:14
Forum: Your pond
Topic: New pond powered with airlift
Replies: 23
Views: 3469

Re: New pond powered with airlift

Hey Bartol,

Sorry for the late reply, I was busy and then became ill a couple of days ago.

I will ask Marc about the valves to be absolutely sure.
by Pssymon
23 Sep 2018, 20:20
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Water heating from heat created from air pump
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Water heating from heat created from air pump

Hello, Rich is right about moving the water and eliminating anaerobic activity to some extent. I am unsure what you mean by using the heat of the air pump. The effect of the airlift on a pond that size will be minimal in terms of influencing the temperature. How many will you be using? It is said th...
by Pssymon
23 Sep 2018, 19:37
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Off The Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Off The Wall

Hello and welcome! Interesting to read about your application. Sadly I only have knowledge on the pond applications of airlifts. I do know it's possible to pump up solid material (to a certain limit of course), but I have no experience with this. What I can tell you is that a smaller diameter airlif...