Search found 34 matches

by Rich Palmisano
03 Dec 2018, 14:50
Forum: Filtration
Topic: Introduction to the Crielsieve, a revolutionary pre-filter!
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Introduction to the Crielsieve, a revolutionary pre-filter!

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 sludge automatically, all models backwash automatically using air as the trigger. Than can be run on air...
by Rich Palmisano
30 Nov 2018, 14:50
Forum: General Airlift information
Topic: Recommended Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Recommended Pump

https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/pump ... d_663.html

Here's some data about head pressure. You can match the output of specific linear pumps to the requirements you need.
by Rich Palmisano
16 Nov 2018, 20:56
Forum: Filtration
Topic: Introduction to the Crielsieve, a revolutionary pre-filter!
Replies: 5
Views: 627

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

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 sludge automatically, all models backwash automatically using air as the trigger. Than can be run on air...
by Rich Palmisano
07 Nov 2018, 17:46
Forum: Filtration
Topic: Introduction to the Crielsieve, a revolutionary pre-filter!
Replies: 5
Views: 627

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

I would like to bring awareness to a filtration method that I have not seen discussed on the page: Bubble Bead Filtration. Basically this is a bead media filter, pneumatically run with an air pump that does solids filtration as well as bio-filtration all in one. I have seen some of the builds, with ...
by Rich Palmisano
07 Nov 2018, 14:26
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 Rich Palmisano
31 Oct 2018, 20:01
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: airlift calculator/formula
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: airlift calculator/formula

http://api.ning.com/files/5sXTPNNd5jk1j ... lation.xls

This is a imperial unit calculator that can be converted to metric.
by Rich Palmisano
31 Oct 2018, 18:24
Forum: Buying or selling
Topic: Looking for a Secoh 20
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Looking for a Secoh 20

I have found great deals on Ebay for used air pumps.
by Rich Palmisano
29 Oct 2018, 14:36
Forum: Pond construction
Topic: Airlift design help please
Replies: 27
Views: 2454

Re: Airlift design help please

Remember to factor that your plants are up taking oxygen as well. This will reduce the dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in your system. I recommend you aerate the plant beds to ensure that oxygen levels do not drop. You can honestly never have enough DO in an aquaponic system. You will not only promote ...
by Rich Palmisano
29 Oct 2018, 13:56
Forum: Pond construction
Topic: Airlift design help please
Replies: 27
Views: 2454

Re: Airlift design help please

Based an air lift calculator I found, four (4) 8" (200mm +/-) air lifts, 6' deep, with 0.01' of head (basically no head) running at 4.02 ft3 (114 L/m) @ 2.6 psi (17.93 Kpa) each would provide the flow you specified. Your system would need to be completely flat, no head, no lift, no elevation change....
by Rich Palmisano
26 Oct 2018, 17:24
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Building an air-lift with the height larger than depth?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

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

I found this: http://api.ning.com/files/5sXTPNNd5jk1j4oiNb*g-NmoSj78xSDLFH3yn-GInB*e8FSzGAYbkDau37s2zAqopSzFjX5gsTN5r0Ikrmgv6-GIcY9xsWi3/airlift_basic_calculation.xls I didn't verify the calculation methods, but based on the parameters you outlined: A 4" (100 mm) air lift 2M high would require, 9.3 ...
by Rich Palmisano
25 Oct 2018, 16:43
Forum: Parts
Topic: Score! Just acquired a 120 LPM Linear Air Pump on Ebay!
Replies: 1
Views: 73

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

Bargain guy here. Just acquired a MEDO LA-120 Linear Air pump on Ebay. Plan for this is aeration of fish tanks and grow beds for my upcoming 200 gallon aquaponic build. Parts are coming together. Just need to start building. I will be using and Airlift in the mineralization tank in the system. I am ...
by Rich Palmisano
22 Oct 2018, 18:55
Forum: General Airlift information
Topic: Pressure of Airpump
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Pressure of Airpump

Generally speaking: The linear air pump, which for most is the pump of choice for volume, efficiency and cost will range between 3 (40 lpm) and 5 PSI (200 lpm). Prices range anywhere between $200 USD and $800 USD. (What I can find them for anyway via web search here in the USA. I found a used 40 lpm...
by Rich Palmisano
22 Oct 2018, 18:47
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Building an air-lift with the height larger than depth?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

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

There are other air lift methods that will achieve higher lifts, from 0.5 to 2.0 feet (15 cm to 65 cm) with flow rates up to 300 gph (1200 lph) using 40lph at 3psi pumps (I know cause I've done it...) but I haven't attempted to lift water that high. I would assume you'd need a very robust air source...
by Rich Palmisano
18 Oct 2018, 17:16
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Rich Palmisano
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Rich Palmisano

Thank you.

I find the topic to be very informative. I'm just adding my ideas to this point. I have not put a practical application to work as of yet.
by Rich Palmisano
17 Oct 2018, 14:49
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

I read this incorrectly as well. I think the question is will pumping air tranfer heat to the pond water. In some cases, depending on the air pump and it's efficiency, it will generate heat. In a large pond, I would be inclined to think that heating effects of warm air from the pump would be minimal...