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trreherd 02-25-2007 05:55 PM

closed loop
When you build a closed loop how do you suck the air out of the tubes when you first start it?

caferacermike 02-25-2007 06:13 PM

TR did you build a closed loop that hangs over the glass? A friend of mine built one like that but had problems with getting it started. He glued a TEE in place of the 90 that was below the water line. To one side he put a valve. On the other side of the valve he put a barbed fitting and some tubing. That way he could suck the water over the tank with the tubing. Once the suction was started he closed the valve.

trreherd 02-25-2007 06:17 PM

When you get time can you draw me a diagram of that? i dont yet understand.

usmc121581 02-25-2007 06:31 PM

So I guess you didnt give up.

caferacermike 02-25-2007 06:39 PM

Thankfully it appears he did not. To much time went into making a great tank. TR can you fix another 90 and a piece of pipe to the last output 90 so that it points out of the water? If so you could suck water to the pump through that.

trreherd 02-25-2007 07:01 PM

I think i understandl, i could just leave the parts that are in the water unglued so i can take them off and suck the air out of it.
Ya mike(both) iv decided on some stuff. Im not doing a sump and im going to a furniture store soon and im gunna buy a nice stand for it and its going in my basement. Mike did you get my email? Its not inportant now though.

caferacermike 02-25-2007 09:12 PM

No sir I did not get the email. I'm sorry to hear you gave up on the sump as you did a really good job on it. I know with some more tweaking we could have nailed it.

trreherd 02-26-2007 03:11 PM

On my next tank for sure. :D

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