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Old 05-24-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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Mysterious penguin 170 leak.

After a couple of days of being away, the water had leaked out on the floor. The aquarium water level was just down to the bottom of the suction staw where it would stop pumping. The aquarium and penguin 170 were checked for leaks and none were found. The filter was not blocked, but the little slope where the tube goes into the unit, should the filter be clogged and the water has no where to go, would probably prevent this. The water was refilled and the filter is on and everything is fine. I don't know what could have happen. Has anyone had this happen or have an idea? TY in advance.
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seems strange. Got any cats or anything that might have gotten in there? Or are you using an airpump below the aquarium? If you lost power and didn't have a checkvalve...that would account for it.
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seems strange. Got any cats or anything that might have gotten in there? Or are you using an airpump below the aquarium? If you lost power and didn't have a checkvalve...that would account for it.
There are cats, but nothing appeared to be disturbed on the tank. The air pump is below the water line, but where could the water leak out from the air pump if the hose is tight? Could it come out through the diaphram? There are power outages often though. Maybe either of these things could be the problem.
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I would be willing to bet, it's the airpump. Without a checkvalve, in the event of a powerfailure, the possiblity of backsiphon is great.
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