Multiple airlifts

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Frank
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Multiple airlifts

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Hallo guys,

does anybody use multiple airlifts with just one air pump? Is the output nearly the same on all airlifts?

Best regards,
Frank

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Pssymon
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Re: Multiple airlifts

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Hi,
As far as I know it should be possible. Using a 40W pump to run two Airlifts should yield similar results as using two 20W pumps.
I'll notify Marc, he knows for sure.

Frank
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Hi,

I even saw a video of a pond with 5 airlifts with one or two air pumps. But the doubt is, if all air lifts could get the same amount of air.

Thanks,
Frank

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Pssymon
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I see.
It should be fairly simple. There are various airflow dividers available that divert the airflow into multiple channels. You can regulate the flow individually with small valves. You should be able to adjust them and compare the flow on each Airlift by eye.

I'm not sure if it will be beneficial for your energy consumption though. Another danger is that if the big pump fails, every Airlift fails. If you use multiple smaller pumps you have a couple of backups just in case. It really depends on what you want to accomplish.

Marcje
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Frank wrote:Hallo guys,

does anybody use multiple airlifts with just one air pump? Is the output nearly the same on all airlifts?

Best regards,
Frank
Hey Frank,

This is possible, but provided the airlifts on the same depth and with overcapacity of the air pump
If you not meet that condition, and you start the airlifts together, then shall one of hen not good woorking, or not working ....

Greetings

Marc
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Frank
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Thanks Marc, I will try.

Regards,
Frank

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