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    Need help please

    I have this tube running from the pump and have no idea what it's for. Maybe someone could help me figure it out. Here are some pics to give you a idea.


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    Re: Need help please

    Hi Brian

    This tube is for Oxygenating your water, when you have the pump running try opening the value in the top picture a bit then you will start to see bubbles coming out of the pump....the other end of the tube needs to be out of the water for this to work.

    Just to add to this don't have it turned up to high

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    Re: Need help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary R View Post
    Hi Brian

    This tube is for Oxygenating your water, when you have the pump running try opening the value in the top picture a bit then you will start to see bubbles coming out of the pump....the other end of the tube needs to be out of the water for this to work.

    Just to add to this don't have it turned up to high
    I tried this , but no bubbles are showing, does not seem to do anything.


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    Re: Need help please

    This as far as I've got. This is what it's looking like. Please let me know if it's wrong.


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    Re: Need help please

    yes that is wrong... if you are trying to Oxygenate the water in the bag you will need to buy a air pump for that...

    The pipe from the pump in your tank needs to be in open air ....disconnect the pipe from the value in the first picture and you will see what it does.

    Here is a video of what it will do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEpzNQDigoM

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    Re: Need help please

    Thanks for the video Gary R. You also mentioned a bag, that is a home made nursery for the Fry using a big plastic water bottle, that is what I'm trying oxygenate for the Fry. Many thanks .


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    Re: Need help please

    Is that a screw valve the end of the pipe I wonder if you have to unscrew it to allow air in ?? just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian1976 View Post
    You also mentioned a bag, that is a home made nursery for the Fry using a big plastic water bottle, that is what I'm trying oxygenate for the Fry.
    That is where you will need a cheap air pump Brain ....only way to oxygenate the fry in the home made nursery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    Is that a screw valve the end of the pipe I wonder if you have to unscrew it to allow air in ?? just a thought
    It is a screw valve and that is for oxygenating the main tank using the pump in the tank ...but it only should have one tube on it not two tubes for it to work.

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