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Old 06-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #1 
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Question Aqua-Tech 5-15 Filters

Just tried hooking up each of the two titled filters that I bought used tonight. Each was a no-go. One made a hellacious noise when I plugged it in, fiddled around with it, the noise stopped along with any other activity. After I unplugged it and pulled it out though it was warm to the touch. The other did nothing. Any thoughts on what might be wrong with them other than I have two broken filters? I could see one being broken but both?
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #2 
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try turning it on. and adding some aquarium water into the filter. usually it starts if it already has water inside of it
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:17 PM   #3 
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Mine makes an awful grinding noise if there's not enough water in it. I haven't figured out how to suck water into the intake tube--so even with water in the back it takes a few seconds of grinding/gurggling to fill the intake tube and top off the inside of the filter...
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Thx Mo! Got p.o.'ed this morning.... Bailed my new tank and replanted what turned into my floating garden tonight - grrr! Then I took on one of those filters... tore the thing apart, cleaned it out, put it back together, got it running again, and tried your suggestion (again). Purring like a kitten now (pun intended) and cycling away for RJ's new digs.

Peaceful hobby, so they say - yeah, right - lol!

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