We have moved again - now at St Kilda. You can contact us on 0411 105 365. We are in the process of setting up hydroponic and aquaculture displays.

Monday 0930 to 1730
Friday 0930 to 1730
Saturday 0930 to 1230

We are available for consultation and site visits at these times- other times by appointment by email (robin@soladome.com.au)

After 35 years at 44 Chapel Street it was time for a change to a web based operation and to offer guidance based on many years of practical experience.



How can I make a simple airlift ?

Place a airstone in the bottom of your tank and position a funnel with a tube extending the funnel stalk over the airstone so that the airbubbles are trapped in the funnel and forced up the stalk. The airbubbles and water mixture will rise up the extension of the funnel stalk. If the top end of the funnels stalk is above the water level the air-bubble and water mixture will rise above the water level.

The extension to the funnel stalk should have a ratio of 1 : 50 internal diameter of tube to length of tube. The maximum lift will be half the submerged length of the tube.