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Old 11-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #51
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Looks to be fine but you'll still want an aqualifter for reassurance.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #52
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Looks to be fine but you'll still want an aqualifter for reassurance.
Yay!!! ok next on my buying list is an aqua lifter!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #53
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It's cool I have the same one and its works great and $30.00 is not bad at all
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #54
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It's cool I have the same one and its works great and $30.00 is not bad at all
Yay!!! Then I don't feel too bad now. Do you use yours with the aqua lifter?
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #55
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No aqua lifter needed with that overflow. Siphon will not break if you have pump output dialed in. The only way it would break the siphon is if flow is too slow and not pushing the small air bubbles thru the U tube ( small air bubbles collecting in the top of the tube and getting bigger thereby breaking the siphon). You will need about a foot of airline tubing to suck out the air in the au tube and get it start working.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #56
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Aqualifters are good for anytime you need a constant siphon. Powerouttages could cause your tank to flood without one or just a collection of bubbles as stated above.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:49 PM   #57
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I run a CPR overflow with an aqualifter. Works great. If rather it be a drilled tank, but when you can't am overflow with an aqualifter is the easy to go. I even user one on my ato. Great product.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #58
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Aqualifters are good for anytime you need a constant siphon. Powerouttages could cause your tank to flood without one or just a collection of bubbles as stated above.
Yeah I would prefer no floods in my house again. I had it once with my canister filter spewing out water. House smelled like fishy water for weeks. Anyway of preventing them is appreciated as well. Just not sure how it all works just yet. Lol
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #59
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All the aqualifter will do is suck the air out of the top of the U tube. That way even if the siphon is broke by a power outtage, when it comes back on the aqualifter will start the siphon back up.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #60
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All the aqualifter will do is suck the air out of the top of the U tube. That way even if the siphon is broke by a power outtage, when it comes back on the aqualifter will start the siphon back up.
Oh ok... Well... That makes sense. Now I understand. Lets say I do have a power outage... Is the overflow box still going to pump water in my sump?
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