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Old 02-15-2014, 09:42 AM   #161
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One method is drilling a 1/4 inch hole in the top of the 90 degree elbow and insert some tubing airline works but I prefer the more rigid poly tubing such as the type used on rodi units, you would work the tubing in and out until you find the "sweet spot" where the tubing allows air pocket that is trapped trying to rise back up the main pipe to escape out the 1/4 inch tube, I've used similar methods before with fair results, I'd say it helps minimize but probably not eliminate the gurgling, hope this helps and hope my description comes across ok
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:43 AM   #162
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:45 AM   #163
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:17 AM   #165
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If I do that and drill the hole, water wont come out of it? Maybe a silly question but I dont get how the water wouldnt shoot out. lol
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The 1/4 inch tube allows trapped air to escape while gravity keeps the water going down
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Good and bad news. :-(

The trick with drilling the hole worked, using a piece of ro tubing sticking out of the pipe. Should I silicone the tube in so it doesnt fall out?

The bad bad news is twitchy is no longer with us. :-( Just fed some pellets and he didnt come out so i was immediately worried as he usually doesnt miss a meal. He must have died recently, king crab had only just begun to work on him and no other inverts were there yet.
Twitchy was my first tang, a very bright yellow color and pretty nice compared to the other two. I believe i got him 4 years ago, he wasnt too small when I got him but he got pretty large and fat.

Is it normal for fish to only last a few years? I see tons of posts with people who have had their fish for 10 years or more....This was my second oldest fish too, next to the pink spotted goby. Ay thoughts anyone? on life expectancy etc.....
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I heard 18 years for most fish :/
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****, I am falling alot short then. :-( What else can i do though? I take as good care of them as I can.....
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First, I'm sorry for your loss it's always sad when we lose a friend.
Second I'm glad the tube trick worked, the ones I've done have a pretty tight seal and have never leaked do I've never glued or siliconed them
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