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post #1 of 6 Old 03-08-2008, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Help! My new tank isn't filtering...

I got an Aqua-Tech Hex-5 about a month ago, everything was working alright up until today when I cleaned the parts and put it back together. When I plug it in it just makes mechanical noises, no water running through...
I read the manual again and did everything it said to, but it's still not working...
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any suggestions?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-08-2008, 01:46 PM
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Is this an HOB (hang on back) filter? Did you try priming it by adding water to the back of the filter when you turned it on?

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-08-2008, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Oh goodness, I'm so bad at this.... first fish since I was like 5 so I have no idea what any of that means. Just put water in the filter area? It's the intake that isn't working I guess, there's no water going though
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-08-2008, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Omg yay! I put a little bit of water in the top areas and it works now!
thanks so much!
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-08-2008, 06:56 PM
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You're welcome! :D

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-08-2008, 08:32 PM
Good job jeaninel. You need a cape and a suit with a big red "S". lol
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