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by Pssymon
28 Aug 2018, 17:49
Forum: Parts
Topic: Air Chamber
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Air Chamber

https://photos.app.goo.gl/frpSVzxmm2ndtnc37 Here's a video of the standard air chamber built with 3" pipe. I have a new to me 40w pump (eBay is so good) and at the level shown, approx 4" above water level I was running 10 gallons a minute (3600 gallons an hour). That's crazy! I don't need that much...
by Pssymon
27 Aug 2018, 21:35
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Airlift Discharge 50cm below water line?
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

Re: Airlift Discharge 50cm below water line?

That is correct. The base rules for this concept to work at maximum performance and efficiency are: - No discharge head at any point in the entire system - Large transits which will allow for enough flow - A filter that has the least amount of restriction in terms of filter media - A proper air pump...
by Pssymon
27 Aug 2018, 21:30
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Matching airlift flows
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: Matching airlift flows

I could see a reason for two outputs: You have a raft floating bed system and a flood and drain bed system in aquaponics. The raft would maintain a constant level, while the flood and drain bed would siphon out. You'd have different flows and one would maintain water level while the other fluctuate...
by Pssymon
27 Aug 2018, 21:26
Forum: Parts
Topic: Air Chamber
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Air Chamber

Looks interesting! I like the airlift you already built. I realise the materials are a bit different in the United States and can be more difficult to come by in the same measurements we use. I think this is the first similar build I've seen from the USA. Your idea could work, I like your input. If ...
by Pssymon
27 Aug 2018, 21:21
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Rich Palmisano
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Rich Palmisano

Hey Rich. Thanks for joining us. I'm interested to see how you will use airlift in your system. I think you chose a good pump, I've heard of these pumps but I have no personal experience. I'm guessing it's 40W? That should be more than enough for a single airlift. Looking forward to seeing your prog...
by Pssymon
17 Jul 2018, 02:40
Forum: Your pond
Topic: New pond powered with airlift
Replies: 23
Views: 5844

Re: New pond powered with airlift

Hey Roy, What to put on top of each small 75 mm drains in a bottom of each chamber? Thanks, Bartol Hey Roy and the rest of the gang, Just one more question. Do I leave the wall skimmer opening where is and whether I connect it with the pipe of bottom drains? Hey Bartol, You should be able to buy bo...
by Pssymon
14 Jul 2018, 02:22
Forum: Your pond
Topic: New pond powered with airlift
Replies: 23
Views: 5844

Re: New pond powered with airlift

Good day Bartol, I started working on some images and kept adding details and figuring things out. These should now answer most of your questions. I made everything to scale in Paint, 1 pixel is equal to 1 centimeter in real life. Since I made a number of different drawings and had to change the des...
by Pssymon
26 Jun 2018, 23:08
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Possible collector option
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Possible collector option

Good day, Thank you for your suggestion. Is this a metal tank? Since they mention it is rust proof... It looks suitable, but those flat sides look quite small. Are they big enough to properly fit 4 inch connectors? How much do your connectors cost? Just to get a picture of what the completed collect...
by Pssymon
13 Jun 2018, 22:59
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Suggestions for testing
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Suggestions for testing

Hey Tom, Thank you for your kind words. I agree, Airlifts have enormous potential. It's just a shame that it is a lot to take in when you first read up on them. And sadly they are not as easily implemented as a pond pump that you can pretty much just chuck into a pond and have it working. I think yo...
by Pssymon
13 Jun 2018, 22:48
Forum: Your pond
Topic: New pond powered with airlift
Replies: 23
Views: 5844

Re: New pond powered with airlift

Hey guys! Hey Bartol, sorry for my late reply. I don't have much time today and your questions are quite complicated. I think I have to get back to them a second time and perhaps ask Marc about some details as well. For now I will answer what I can. Finally my project continues. I need help with th...
by Pssymon
09 Jun 2018, 13:51
Forum: Your pond
Topic: New pond powered with airlift
Replies: 23
Views: 5844

Re: New pond powered with airlift

Hey Bartol,

Sorry! I missed your new post. I read through it and will give a proper reply later today.
by Pssymon
12 May 2018, 15:56
Forum: Technical discussion
Topic: Where to get Secoh SLL 20?
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Where to get Secoh SLL 20?

This is a common problem, the Secoh SLL-20 is no longer produced sadly. They have a new line called Secoh JDK. These have yet to be tested by us, but I have read the experiences of some users on the Belgian forum that state these pumps are supposedly more energy efficient, but have less power. If I ...
by Pssymon
17 Apr 2018, 14:13
Forum: General chat
Topic: Small update
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Small update

I have been VERY busy so updates to the site are happening now instead of in January, my apologies! I will try my best to make sure everything is up this month. I'm on the site pretty much every day to check on any messages so those will always get a reply. Greetings!
by Pssymon
11 Apr 2018, 02:07
Forum: Airlift powered ponds
Topic: Airlift powered pond build by Smetjen
Replies: 5
Views: 4533

Re: Airlift powered pond build by Smetjen

Part 4 Another update. The plastering at this point had been changing colour as it should as the weather had been good all weekend. Things were looking good and the weekend that had been planned to do the polyestering looked to be reachable (the underlayers need to dry first). A couple of days late...
by Pssymon
08 Apr 2018, 14:12
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Introduction of BjornD
Replies: 10
Views: 3285

Re: Introduction of BjornD

Hello Dave, I think Bjorn is not active on the forum anymore. He is mostly active on the Dutch/Belgian forum. I will ask him if he can reply to your questions.