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post #1 of 4 Old 05-15-2007, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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wet/dry filter

so the other day i was topping off the water in my tank because it evaporated. i kept adding water but the sump would still run dry. i checked the overflow and there were no air bubbles in it at all. i have tried everything i can think of but it sounds lik the water flow is getting slowed down between the intake and the pump. this filter has also been running fine for almost a year.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-15-2007, 02:47 PM
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check the tubing or pvc or whatever you have between the overflow and the sump. MAke sure there isno debrie in there. Also make sure that the outlet of the overflow tubing is clear of any debri that could slow down the exit of the water from it.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-15-2007, 06:34 PM
Definitely check that intake piping for any obstructions. If the pump is draining the sump dry it obviously works fine, this limits the problem to the suction line. By continuing to add water to the sump you'll end up overflowing the tank if it does not return.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-15-2007, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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all the intake pipes are totally clean thats why this is confusing me
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