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I have this res and don't know where the clear tube thing inside the res should be, when I unboxed it it was screwed into the top cap of the res.

I will be using the 2 ports out the bottom for my loop and don't know if I should move the tube thing to the bottom? What purpose does it serve and if I put it on the bottom should it in the inlet or outlet hole?
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keep it in there. It designed that way so the intake and outlet aren't right next to each other so that the inlet water gets mixed rather than bypassing sitting in the res and just going to the outlet.
    
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I'm fairly sure you shouldn't need to use the tube if you are using the bottom ports. If it's mounted to the top it serves the purpose of directing the water toward the bottom of the reservoir instead of letting the water splash right in. That being said, I don't see how mounting it in the bottom would work... If I'm wrong, I'd love to be enlightened.

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keep it in there. It designed that way so the intake and outlet aren't right next to each other so that the inlet water gets mixed rather than bypassing sitting in the res and just going to the outlet.
The reason this doesn't make sense to me is that it seems it would just blow the water out toward the top of the reservoir, and the tube looks long enough that it would splash around the top. It seems to me an anti-cyclone insert would be the right solution to any issues due to using the bottom ports. However, I don't know enough about these reservoirs to say what the best configuration is...
Edited by t-ramp - 8/8/11 at 7:02am
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Well you can see in the picture the tube is on the bottom cap not the top cap, I cant see it being the inlet because then water would be spraying up against the top, but thought if it was on the bottom it might serve to help bleed it maybe?
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Yeah, I don't understand that. Even if it was the outlet the water would have to be up to that point to function...
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oh,for some reason I was thinking bottom... yeah, that doesn't make any sense at all.... It is amazing how you can read a post, but not really read it lol.

However, I could see it be useful with a bob type level sensor, maybe? idk, it's the best I can come up with.
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Yeah, I don't understand that. Even if it was the outlet the water would have to be up to that point to function...
Yeah exactly, and if the water ever goes below that level then it will ruin my pump and over heat the system...

Anyone have this res know for sure what the deal is with it?
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Have the internal tube screwed into the port you use as a Inlet for the water after it has gone through the system
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Have the internal tube screwed into the port you use as a Inlet for the water after it has gone through the system
Whats the purpose of that? Just out of curiosity
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Whats the purpose of that? Just out of curiosity
so that the outlet gets water from the reservoir, and not the inlet
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