help peredhils tank is making a weird noise

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  1. snowcrabpg

    snowcrabpg Plankton

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    tap water?


    He has a bucket in his automated room with 3 jugs that run into it.

    He also has a bucket filled with water that he USED to use to top off his tank.
    Would it hurt it?
     
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  3. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    No, sorry. Just use the tank water. Just scoop some up from the tank itself and pour it into the rightmost chamber.
     
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  4. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Use the jug thats labeled top-off water. Dont use those three jugs at all.


    Luna
     
  5. Robman

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    Luna--I think it is the bucket he USED to use. I think he has an ATO now.
     
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  6. snowcrabpg

    snowcrabpg Plankton

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    Allright.

    I'm going to go back over there.

    like I said I had to come home to get my laptop.

    I'll let you guys know when I get there.
     
  7. PharmrJohn

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    Whatever you do, do not use regular tap water without first treating it. We can guide you through what needs to be done to do that. He would have a fish cabinet filled with test kits, chemicals, etc.

    Also, in the absence of all other things, I have found a bad piece of 1/4 inch hose has been to blame. A few times I have got weird sounds from a clogged piece of hose.

    The water level where the heater is cannot get way, way low. Those heaters will go bad but quick if not submerged.

    You are a good man snowcrabpg. Thank you very much for looking after your bro.
     
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  9. snowcrabpg

    snowcrabpg Plankton

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    All right guys.
    I put some water into the skimmer thing (using water from the main fish tank)
    The noise would go away as I was pouring but would immediately resume.


    Robman is kind enough to head on over here to help me out.

    I appreciate everyones help on this.
     
  10. PackLeader

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    OK. on that side of the skimmer, there should be almost like a "basket" that goes in to the main tank. First thing to try, just slide it down deeper into the water by about a half inch
     
  11. snowcrabpg

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    Robman came over and checked it out.

    ... you're right about the basket thing controlling the water level.
    A fractional something or other thing with an O ring around it is what I'm calling the basket.

    on the other side where the heater is a thermometer apparently came loose and jammed itself over the "pipe"

    We also unplugged the pump that was making noise and plugged it back in and everything seemed to normalize.

    I'm going to watch it for a little while and make sure it doesn't go back to doing anything strange.
     
  12. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    That Robman is all right:thumb_up:


    Luna