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Old 12/18/2007, 04:23 PM
crazykrammm crazykrammm is offline
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how do you prime your over flow box.

how do you prime your over flow box.
Old 12/18/2007, 04:37 PM
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I use a U tube type overflow.Place a piece of airline tubing in the U tube. Place the U tube in place, one end in the tanks box the other end in the box outside the tank. Ensure that both ends of the U tube are under water(you will most likely have to add water to the O/S box) Now just suck the ir out of the tube and your siphon should start. Caution (salt water tastes pretty nasty )
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Old 12/18/2007, 04:39 PM
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no it is really nasty.
Old 12/18/2007, 05:11 PM
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I use a balloon on one end, fill it with water (the U tube) then balloon the other end. put it in place and remove the ballons, siphon starts.
Old 12/18/2007, 05:42 PM
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you could use the method that CRP uses with the TOM aqua lifter. Drill the top of your utube and stick in the aqua lifter just a little bit and put the other end in the drain side. That will always keep a constant syphon going and if your power ever goes out, once it comes on the awualifter will ensure your syphon is still there.
Old 12/18/2007, 05:44 PM
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Don't drill your u-tube! It will hold a siphon fine in a power outage. As long as you have decent volume going thru it the bubbles will siphon out too.

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