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Old 03-17-2011, 03:04 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Air pump help please!

Ok, I have two small world filters in two tanks and one air pump. I can't get the pump to pump air to both filters and I can't figure out why. I have a t-valve to split the two airlines. I also have a small valve to control air flow. I thought with the air flow turned down there wasn't enough air coming through to make it to both filters so I removed the air control valve and it was full blast in one tank and nothing in the other. It's a pump for up to 10 gallons so it should be strong enough. I don't understand why it air isn't getting to both tanks.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:54 PM   #2 
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the air will go through the air stone with the least resistance. are both your air stones the same type? one is bigger than the other? even with both air stones being the same type, one might have a hole in it that is slightly larger and this will pass the most air.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:59 PM   #3 
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These don't have air stones.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:10 PM   #4 
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If the tanks/filters are at two different heights, that could be the issue. You might need a gang valve which would allow you to control the flow to each, bumping up power for one til they're both running.
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