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Old 11-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #21
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With it in tank pull the end cap off and fill that tube up with water till it reaches the T off. Then start sucking on the airline. Might take a while but it should start. You have to suck out most of the air in the PVC between the inlet and the T.

Dry fitting the PVC may not work though.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #22
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Got it up and working after i recalled i needed to supeglue around the check valve to get a good seal.
It has keept siphon after a few pump stops but will keep testing.


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Old 11-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #23
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Looks good. You may want to suck on the airline once a week or month till you get no air coming out. If your return pump matches the overflow you shouldn't get any air buildup but good to check.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #24
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I am still getting a small.amount of air while it is running so i put another.layer of glue on.the.check valve. Guess next ill.have to glue.it.together
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #25
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Getting ready to make one of these myself. The hole in the end cap is not negotiable then?
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #26
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:11 PM   #27
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I like the diy project,looks good. i need to make one of these and i need to i a sump or something for my 75 gallon reef tank.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #28
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Its working well so far,smooth and silent.
even had a power outage today and it did not fail to re start
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