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Old 10-24-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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skimmer to loud... block airhose?

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I have a 40L nano tank with a inbuilt skimmer (450L/H) the reason it is loud is because of the airhose that runs off it. if i close that (block it with my finger) the tank is really quiet. is it ok to block the air hose or does it need to be open?


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Old 10-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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That`s how you get air into your skimmer for it to do it`s job. Try running some hot water through the hose and it will disolve any salt creep that`s in it. Just about a cup. Also moving to General Hardware and equipment discussion.

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If the noise is coming from the airline, make one of these and plug your airline into the other hole in the top.
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Excellent solution! Similar to what I was going to suggest.
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