help peredhils tank is making a weird noise

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  1. snowcrabpg

    snowcrabpg Plankton

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    My brother peredhil is out of the country and I am feeding his fish while he is gone.

    I came to his house today and this thing on the back of his tank is making a sucking noise.

    I dont know what to do. He told me to contact packleader on here.
     
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  3. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Is that where the water goes to the bottom tank?

    Luna
     
  4. snowcrabpg

    snowcrabpg Plankton

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    there is an acrylic "tank" attached to the back of his fish tank
    it appears to be in 3 sections and a filter of some sort in the middle thing
     
  5. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Sounds like the over-flow box. You may need to take out any foam, sponge or any kind of pre-filter pads and wash them out with a regular garden hose, rinse throughtly and replace it back.


    Luna
     
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  6. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Did that work? Is the water circulating from the sump (the small tank underneath the big tank)?
     
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  7. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    I believe its the skimmer. I don't think peredhil runs an overflow or sump.

    Where abouts is the sucking noise coming from? There should be a clear plastic tube coming up from the inside of it on the right hand side. At the end of that tube, is there a round plastic thingy attached?
     
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  9. macabe

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    I live pretty close to you--If you are unsure or cannot figure it out, I will come over and check it out for you. I know he would do the same for me.
     
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  11. snowcrabpg

    snowcrabpg Plankton

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    I'm putting pictures up right now.

    I had to come back home to get my laptop.

    I'll be going back over there shortly.

    I really have no idea what I'm doing guys.
     
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    Its OK. I think its the skimmer and will probably be something pretty simple. If you can get pics and a good description we will be able to walk you through whatever needs to be done.