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 it worked fine with no air in the U tube until today and it was just creeping water through again like in the horribly out of focus picture above.
    A lot of bubbles are coming from the intake end and I do suck the air out with a 1/4 airline, which i love so much to do.:confused:

    Are you saying to raise the box or lower it?

    The next time it loses water I will check it again thoroughly for hairline cracks. If there is a crack is there a repair that can be done or just replace it?

    I have wondered if flow might be the problem the bubbles going through it move pretty quick but i don't remember how fast they moved before I got the new pump and it is always the same tube getting the bubble. I worry about changing my pump speed due to possible overflow.
     
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  3. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I kinda forgot, but I think lowering it will keep less bubbles from entering the intake?
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I would honestly not make all these adjustments until you replace the u tube. It's a common problem and a cheap one at that. I went through the same thing and I wish I didn't beat my head against the wall and just bought a new tube.
     
  5. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Update: So the U tube which was losing pressure has been doing fine recently. I think i restarted the siphon on it twice since i first posted. But the other one has been doing it now.

    So now I know there is some other factor rather than a hairline crack letting air in. I increased my pump speed so I will test that and see how it goes, which is hopefully not all over the floor. :eek:
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    And btw, this problem is fixed.