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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Help need on inline reactor setup.

I've used the 5/8 ID 7/8 OD hose mentioned in other threads and I've put an aquamedic 1000 onto the output from my fluval 306. I've set it up like the diagram in the am1000 manual. I've primed to the point where the reactor is filled but when I turn the 306 back on I get no flow at all through the reactor. I've let it run for 30-40 seconds but still nothing.

I would really appreciate some advice on what things to look for to get the flow going.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 05:36 PM
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air trapped in the fluval?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so if that is so what would the correct procedure be to purge the air?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I figured giving it a shake might help. Did that and it belched a bunch and I've got flow now through the reactor. What a pita getting this setup and flowing. seem to have 2-3 bubbles per minute though. Now for the mopping....
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 09:12 PM
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haha! glad you got it figured out!
At work today and after posting the quick question earlier I was away from the keyboard.
I put a vent valve on top of my DIY reactor so when I dump the canister for cleaning I can vent the air out so it can siphon fill purging the air.

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