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my daughter has flooded my air pump :angry:

if i leave it to dry out will it work again or do i have to get another one.

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I suggest you open it up first, dry it up for a few hours then make sure that the electricals are still ok then try if it still works. Just a precaution, make sure that it is 100% dry or else it might electricute you.

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thanks for that mailboxck. will be careful but im not very good with electrical things. :( will take it apart and see how it goes.

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What i do when i test out those stuff is to plug em into an extension cord that has a switch. This way, i plug em first, then turn the switch on and then run like22 in case anything bad happens. And if anthing does happen, the only thing fried is the extension cord i use because it has an internal fuse.

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thanks tinks. if i dont come back you know why :rofl

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Guest podded_pea

oh eck, missed that one! how did that happen? is it easy to do? *worries*

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the pump is plugged into an extension and she kindly unplugged the pump and the way she did her hair she dragged the pump off the table and across the floor. the water went back along the tube and into the pump.

need to get a non return valve fitted, or a new daughter. hummm, choices, choices :lol:

as long as the pump is higher than the water then its ok. mine sits next to the tank so its at a lower level. so if it gets switched off then the chances of the water feeding back to the pump are really high.

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ooo that kinda makes sense.. I will try not to do that !

If you get rid of the daughter...does that mean ..more room for more tanks? ;)

hard hard choice... :lol:

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hmmmm....it would give me her bedroom for the tanks. :)

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So thats, well several tanks? opportunity to try out lots more fish? plumb in a water point for easy water changes? erm... and one less person around to break air pumps?

We'll I'm sold ;)

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LOL easily preventable with a 29 cent check valve! It allows the air to flow into the tank but stops anything from going back OUT of the tank via the airline. Pick one up nice time you are at the fish store.

Good luck with the airpump, my guess is it will work just fine, as they aren't too complicated.

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(and now that I typed that, I'm going to sheepishly go downstairs, dig through the "fish box" to find a check valve and put one on MY airline)

Thanks for the reminder :)

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hey sandy you got your pump sorted yet????

(the same thing happened to my but i back syponed half my tank and it stripped the wall waper off the ceiling down stairs lol

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another way to prevent the back flow is to have your pump and line above the tank... if you have, shelves or something you can save your self a big old whoopping 79 cents buy just having the tube above the watter level, cheers

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bet your parents were pleased. :lol: i wouldve gone :krazy:

im leaving it a bit longer to dry out. thanks for asking. :)

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Guest jhansolo

I learn this from the Rena pump manual to make a loop at the top of the tank ... I have no problems ever since.

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mailboxck

just because youve got a airstone doesnt mean it wont back syphon mine back syponed with a 10inch bubble wall on all it does is reduce the rate that the water comes out (theres small hole for the air to escape water can enter thruogh these hole and create a sypon effect)

dan

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good news, all is well with the pump :D

hubby dried it out and when he told me to go plug it in, i said no way so he did it and its fine. thanks to everyone who replied and helped me.

putting an airstone on the end mailboxck doesnt stop the water flowing back but thanks for the thought.

will try to loop it and see if that helps thanks.

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Great news sandy.

By the way, about the air stones...i guess we all have different experiences. My air stones slow down the water flow into the tubes that it doesn't allow the syphon effect to start. So the one way check valve is really the way to go then.

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you know, i knew there was something i forgot to get at the pet shop.!

oh well, :rolleyes: will have to *force* myself to go back. :lol:

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