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For the last six months I have been trying to get a geyser pump working. After some trial and error I finnaly got what I was looking for. I got a pump which could move 200 gph without and moving parts and operates off of low air pressure, less than 15psi. It is similar to an airlift pump but you have more control over the output. An airlift pump uses an airstone within a pipe which is submerged. The bouancy of all the airbubbles lifts the water out in a sputtering fashion. A geyser pump works in bursts. An air cavity on the submerged pump uses air to displace the water within. When the cavity is full of air it ejects the entire single bubble into the pipe which lifts the entire column of water within. The water is forced out and the bubble pulls more water into the bottom to recharge. I have videos and photos coming. This is a great pump to use if you have and constant air supply such as a blower. The efficency and reliability outweight traditional pumps in my opinion.

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Have a look at this, there are 3 parts and it was helpful to me.

I lift about 40" high using a 1/2 gallon pitcher, 1-1/2" PVC and a 4 watt air pump. It moves about 7 gph to my 4 strawberry towers; 8-10 ounces almost twice a minute. The pump is in 36" deep water.

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