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Old 06-13-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Tank Problems

I'm somewhat new to the aquarium scene. My daughter won a goldfish at a carnival so we bought her a small tank for it. Since then we've moved up to a larger tank.

We've had this larger tank for a few months now with no major issues until last month. But lately the pump has been sputtering.

It has a submerged pump and the section the pump sits in has become dry. I add water to this area but all it does is empty all the water back out into the main tank area. It never did this before and I'm at a loss for what is causing it.

Vie removed the filters and cleaned them but honestly, they didn't look dirty at all.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 06-13-2014, 10:34 PM   #2
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This is the type of aquarium I have. I don't know the name brand
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Sounds like you don't have enough water in it. This is simply due to warmer temps now and evaporation. I would suggest adding a bit more water until it stops sputtering. I would also try to see if there's a mark on the overflow for a high/low limit. If you can, please post a pic so we can help you.
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Thanks. That's what I thought as well so I kept adding more water. It stopped the sputtering but still kept emptying out in the back.

I tried posting a picture of my tank but I guess I can't because I'm so new to the site.
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