My low power airlift pump design (geyser pump with check valve aka pneumatic ejector pump)

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This is an invention I came up with of an airlift pump. It has already been invented and the one portion is called a geyser pump, the entire portion is called a pneumatic ejector pump.

My airlift design runs off of a 5 watt aquarium 9Lpm air pump. The device is submerged in less than 12 inches of water (maybe 8 inches of actual submersion) and it pumps water 24 inches above water level. It pumps water to a two foot height at about 8-9 gallons per hour. The height to which the water can be pumped to is limited only by the air pressure the air pump is able to produce.

I plan to use this pump for aquaponics.

Watch this video for a detailed explaination: http://www.getlinkyoutube.com/watch?v=RccAa_qrPA8