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post #11 of 18 Old 08-27-2007, 09:57 AM
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yeah ive had this problem b4, it is just a syphon problem, the piece of air tube that is attatched to the internal filter is probably hanging out of the tank and most likely below the water level thus causing a syphon, just raise the airtubing to above the water line, i used to sit my tubing ontop of the lids.... i hope this made sense
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post #12 of 18 Old 08-27-2007, 02:35 PM
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my only problem with the siphon theory, is that its an air intake, which would lead me to believe there is an active means of the filter pump drawing air in. I cant see how water can go out if air is actively being drawn in, unless he is turning the pump off at night with the light.

that would lead me to believe either A) something within the pump is plugged up or not functional, or B) he turns the filter off along with his light at night time.

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post #13 of 18 Old 08-27-2007, 08:59 PM
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these pumps dont use an actual air pump, all it is is a piece of air tubing sitting out of the water and it draws air in on its own accord.
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ok found a pic, its ot the same filter but the same concept
i have put an arrow pointing at the part im talking about
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post #14 of 18 Old 08-27-2007, 11:33 PM
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Water coming out of a fish tank can't have that many causes, you know? Process of elimination would resolve this.

The only thing I still don't understand, and probably never will, is why only at night? Maybe the fish are bailing water when they know nobody is looking.

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post #15 of 18 Old 08-27-2007, 11:49 PM
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The only thing I still don't understand, and probably never will, is why only at night? Maybe the fish are bailing water when they know nobody is looking.
Must be gravity and temperature that I myself cannot explain very well.

I don't use that type of method. My filters have the one pictured by Saint but I used airpumps instead because water leaking is very annoying.

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post #16 of 18 Old 08-28-2007, 05:39 AM
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any news ???
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post #17 of 18 Old 08-30-2007, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah i basically have decided to remove the air intake tube completely and suprise suprise it doesn't leak anymore water just stupid it happened all of a sudden and at night time!! Thanks guys for the help :) :)
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-30-2007, 06:16 AM
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yay, i love being right.... lol

it doesnt happen often so im gunna make the most of it, hahaha :D
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