Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 12-21-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
AdamHorton's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 572
Overflow with dual U-tubes

I recently bought a new overflow cup to replace one I had broken and this one came with two slightly smaller U-tubes instead of the single larger one I had before. I got them both set up and everything is working great, except that one of the U-tubes gradually gets more and more air inside it until it loses suction completely.

Could it be because the flow isn't enough that I need both tubes? It seems to be doing fine with just one tube...

-Adam Horton
AdamHorton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
Sliced Bread
neilanh's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
yeah that's exactly what it is. I have the same issue, one of the 2 tubes will collect air overtime because there's not enough flow to keep them both fully primed.

In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 09:08 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
cmor1701d's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Add a larger pump
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 09:14 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 332
second on cmor...
add a larger pump or just remove the other tube...
abdhalim2 is offline   Reply With Quote

flow, overflow

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
Power Compact heat issue on overflow tubes????? Poppy828 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-07-2005 12:47 AM
What pump(s)for 180 dual overflow w/ 1'' bulk heads (budget kidkameleon3 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12 07-13-2004 07:57 PM
dual 400W mogul vs dual 250W HQI jks1 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 12-11-2003 07:38 PM
Test Tubes toddwess Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 07-28-2003 07:36 PM
Lifereef.com -- Dual Overflow box fishfreek General Retailers 3 09-19-2002 02:59 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.