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Run Out Of Air Pumps?

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before i start, i appologise for the modified pic :lol:

ok, so heres an easy way to create an air stream in your tank....

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As you can see, drilling a hole in the top of the filter head and pushing a piece of air line through (which needs to reach above water level for air to get in) will create a simple way to oxygenate your tank :)

jsut as a warning, it is probably better to detatch the head of the filter from the body before drilling a hole, as you can see where you are drilling too. :D

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Great tip, and awesome diagram! I never would have thought of that idea :D

Chrissy

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This also works if you drill the hole in the filter output tube and attach tubing. Its called a venturi...

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How did you seal off the areas around the tubing, Tinks?

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You will be better to drill the hole in the pump outlet and attache the airline there. The probelm with injecting the air directly into the pump is if the air can destroy the impellor. Paul

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