Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-18-2011, 05:16 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1
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?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0070.JPG
Views:	91
Size:	137.4 KB
ID:	27056   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0071.JPG
Views:	95
Size:	144.7 KB
ID:	27057  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0072.JPG
Views:	82
Size:	164.1 KB
ID:	27058  
__________________

__________________
dlparker514 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 05:25 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
uscamaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 861
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.
__________________

__________________
-Patrick

uscamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 10:21 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
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).
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
cabezon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 1,010
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.
__________________
Fishless cycling
cabezon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dry, filter, wet, wet dry

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wet dry filter titoav15 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 16 01-05-2010 10:59 AM
please help!!!wet/dry refugiums problems robzombay General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 12-01-2006 05:13 PM
are Wet/dry filter & Mini-Reef Filter the same thing?? Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 08-26-2005 04:02 PM
is this wet/dry filter ok? guitarded Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 6 09-12-2004 01:42 AM
wet/dry filter vs penguin HOB filter SilviaGTO General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 03-19-2004 11:58 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.