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Old 02-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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Out put pulling the water through
have you set this up yet?

Why pulling the water through? I would think pusing it through would be less work for the pump, as there would always be an unrestricted source of water for the pump and enough backpressure would build to push the water through. I would be afraid that the pump might burn out pulling water through. If you are going to pull water through, how are you going to prime it?
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:49 PM   #12
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I primed it by literally sucking water through the entire setup. It wasn't hard. And it's a lot simpler than your making it out to be.
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I used to work for an aquarium store and this is how we set them all up. It's fine
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Personally, as a fellow DIY canister filter owner powered by a MagDrive\PondMaster pump. Move the pump so it is pushing.

I had mine on the pull like yours, after a week or so I noticed that it was making a ton of noise and when I looked at it, most of the casing had warp badly and was leaking like a sieve. I had to purchase another one, this time in a pushing configuration. Ever since then, it runs quiet enough and had no problems ever since.

I'm not saying that is what will happen to yours, I just wanted to let you know a fellow DIYers experience...
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:17 AM   #15
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Personally, as a fellow DIY canister filter owner powered by a MagDrive\PondMaster pump. Move the pump so it is pushing.

I had mine on the pull like yours, after a week or so I noticed that it was making a ton of noise and when I looked at it, most of the casing had warp badly and was leaking like a sieve. I had to purchase another one, this time in a pushing configuration. Ever since then, it runs quiet enough and had no problems ever since.

I'm not saying that is what will happen to yours, I just wanted to let you know a fellow DIYers experience...
Ok. I think I'll try it that way but I have done it the other way and it ended up being noisy. Maybe that was the problem
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