eshopps overflow? Update

Discussion in 'Filters, Pumps, etc..' started by mdbostwick, Feb 3, 2015.

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  1. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    So one of my u tubes keeps getting air build up. It is not losing siphon but it slows to a trickle.

    I am wondering what you guys think?

    Here is what i am looking at.
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  3. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    could the tube have a crack or cut in it?
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    I have checked it several times and no leaks in the tube. I just pulled all the air out of it again and will see how long it takes to go to a trickle again.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    It's a hair line crack, I've had it happen to me.
     
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  6. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    in all honesty id chunk that stuff and look into glasscutters. They make in tank overflows but it requires you to drill the back side of the tank. had a buddy order one for his 58 and its pretty damn nice.

    Edit: sorry its glassholes. Dont know why I thought glasscutters lol
     
  7. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    How is fast is your flow? If it's really slow, this will happen.

    I would shirnk wrap those exposed wires though.
     
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  9. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Wouldn't this break siphon all together?
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    If only it were that simple. I don't know how difficult it would be to do this with the tank up and running but I am sure it would be a HUGE undertaking.

    If my next tank is not pre-drilled, I will definitely be drilling my own.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    If it's hair line it will won't break completely. It drove me nuts so I ordered a new u tube and it was perfect. I could see the crack in the right light
     
  12. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Is the air coimng from the intake end?
    Are you evacuating the air to start the siphon with a pice of 1/4: lind ran up thru one end and sucking the air out?

    If it continues to get air in the U tube- BIG Trouble.
    I hope you have a shut off for the DT getting too high of water level- or you will be mopping up water.

    Sometimes adjusting the intake box hdight will help. Are the bubbles getting sucked in from the inside box?
    I faster moving flow thru the tube will often suck the bubbles thru too.

    And has as been said, you may have a hairline crack in the U tube.
    Stay off the crack! ;-)

    When I had my 125 running as my DT, I had my own, elaborate, intank surface skimming HOB siphon style overflow. It was made of PVC- and never had leaks of cracks. It's history now though with my current set up.
     
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