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Thread: AC20 not working properly.
05-04-2012, 12:57 AM #11
Once filled with water, those ACs are supposed to self-prime. That is, start up on their own, as long as the water level is above the tip of the intake tube. Even so, I find I nearly always have to help mine along after a water change by scooping tank water into the media box and the impeller chamber. Before I do it, it just sits there and goes "grrrrrr." After scooping water into it, it begins the familiar "chug-chug-chug" and primes up and goes silent once the waterfall starts.
That's why I've always feared they might not start up again after a power outage, when the juice comes back on. Apparently, if the water level hasn't lowered, it's not a problem, but after a water change, even when the tip of the intake tube remains submerged in water, it's not high enough for the AC to prime itself. Once in a rare while, it will, but usually it needs my assistance.
-- mermaidwannabe20 gal. high: planted; 7 white cloud minnows, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 3 yellow glofish,, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.
05-04-2012, 01:32 AM #12
0Originally Posted by mermaidwannabeKING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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