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Old 01-18-2011, 04:16 AM   #1
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Wet dry filter problems....

i just set up a 55 gallon tank with a proclear aquatic systems wet/dry filter and i cant seem to get the siphon to work in the overflow box. assuming i have everything hooked up right it should pull the water through the "U" shaped tube correct?
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:25 AM   #2
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Right, but the water has to flow in order to get the siphon to work. The best way is to suck it like a straw. If you don't want to use your mouth, use a wet/dry vacuum.


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i use a piece of airline tubing and run it up inside the J tube. fill the overflow and the surface skimmer box with water and then suck the air out of the tube. it should start then (providing your return pump is on).
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There has to be water in both the tank side skimmer box and the outflow box. Take a cup and pour it into the outside box then put the airlinr into the J-tube and suck. I use a long tube and rarely get water in my mouth. I guess I am used to it now though.

I looked at your pic. There should be a baffle in the box or the outlet needs a riser tube. The bottom of the J tube needs to be under water, or no siphon.
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