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by Pssymon
30 Nov 2018, 23:13
Forum: General chat
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 1
Views: 896

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: 896

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: 1335

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: 634

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: 875

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: 1024

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: 790

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: 1358

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: 1856

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: 612

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: 5838

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: 635

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: 589

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...
by Pssymon
31 Aug 2018, 21:03
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: 50mm airlift?
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: 50mm airlift?

Hello, I am not sure. A rough estimate would be about half the flow of the same airlift in 110mm, but I can't say we've tested it yet. If you want some idea of what flow to expect, have a look at our test results: https://www.airlift.eu/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=15803" onclick="window.open(this.hr...
by Pssymon
28 Aug 2018, 17:50
Forum: Parts
Topic: Air Chamber
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Air Chamber

Rich Palmisano wrote:I botched the air inlet on the rubber sleeve. Need to get a new one to run tests.
Are the rubber sleeves expensive? It may take some practice to get it right.