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Old 09-02-2015, 10:00 AM   #1
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Restarting a siphon on an over hang box.

Ok last night I did some maintenance on my sump and broke the siphon by mistake. When I started the siphon there was only salt water water in the tank no life so didn't have qualms about starting the siphon with my mouth. Now I have live stock I'm not doing this lol. What ways can I pull water through the box without sucking on an airline tube?


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Old 09-02-2015, 11:54 AM   #2
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I'd do it exactly like you did before. You need to get the air bubble out of there. They make tubes with pumps on them, but I've never seen one in a LFS.
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I use to put a small air tubing through the pipe to the water in the back and siphon it till the water comes through. Worked everytime for me.
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I Cheat on this I run my syphon hose to the sump from my tank so it can feed the pump than I use a gallon bottle with tank water and dump into overflow you be amazed how fast it catches
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I do love the aqualifter on my CPR overflow. If only every HOB overflow could have them on them.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:23 AM   #7
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Got it started! used a water bottle drilled a hole in the lid cut the water bottle in half and attached my shop vac wasn't a pretty way but it worked lol.


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