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Old 06-25-2004, 04:52 AM   #11
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First clean the impeller, make sure its level, and give it a jumpstart with a pen or something. Happens all the time.

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Oh I just saw that you already did this, good job!
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:38 AM   #12
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Yep, it is a very good investment. One LFS had the extensions for $4+ each but luckily I found a place selling them for $1.50. I have entensions in both of my tanks to get the intakes about 2 or 3 inches about the substrate. I have to use three(!) to get the intake on my AC200 to a good spot in the bow front tank:

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Old 06-25-2004, 11:56 AM   #13
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im sure u cant do thsi with sand right?
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Old 06-25-2004, 01:13 PM   #14
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You could, you just need to take more precautions with a prefilter since sand is more likely to find its way to the filter inlet if it is lower in the tank.
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I just keep unplugging them and plugging them back in and that seems to get my filters going again. Even with the extensions though, it doesn't seem the filter is strong enough to pull the water up where the connections go. Am I making sense? where you connect the intake tube to another intake tube seems to have a leak and the filter won't filter when the water gets past that part.
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It can do it. I can drain half the water out of my deep bow front tank and the AC200 still pulls the water all the way up the intake.

Here are my filters going during some maintenence. Thery barely even slow down at this point:

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