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Oh its open!!

I can confirm that putting it in the freezer for 10 minutes then screwing in a fitting on the bottom to grip and using a 1$ jar opener on the top with cause it to open right up!! Refridge isnt cold enough to affect the fittings... got to do the freezer.

This is great. I did ALOT of research and this is by far the best tube reservoir on the market! The fact that I could be as rough as I was with it before i figured out the freezer trick and not a single scratch or damage of any kind occurring to it makes me see just how solid it is.

Any other tube reservoir would have cracked for sure with how much force i put on it before the freezer trick. This res is so solid!
Edited by 107Spartan - 2/18/14 at 5:10pm
post #132 of 295
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Oh its open!!
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I think all common tricks have been already mentioned. When using a variant with more than one thread on the top there is also another trick: screw in two fittings to the top and also one to the base. That will provide a much better grip and one can also place a screwdriver or something similar between the fittings which allows to easily apply a lot of force.

Anyway, newer batches have a lose top because of those problems.
post #133 of 295
I'm trying to plan my loop right now. I have this 880ml reservoir, and the D5 pump adapter.

To achieve the fountain effect, should I be using both ports on the D5 pump adapter, or can I use one of the ports on top of the reservoir?
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I'm trying to plan my loop right now. I have this 880ml reservoir, and the D5 pump adapter.

To achieve the fountain effect, should I be using both ports on the D5 pump adapter, or can I use one of the ports on top of the reservoir?

From my understanding you have to use the center port at the bottom to achieve the fountain effect.
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From my understanding you have to use the center port at the bottom to achieve the fountain effect.
Well this is how it looks with the D5 pump adatper....there is no center port, just the "in" and "out" ports on the adapter. So I'm assuming I just use those and ignore all the ports on top of the reservoir?
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post #136 of 295
For the fountain effect you would have to use a different base part.
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I know, I have the reservoir/base you linked, except in 880mL. That picture is not my rig, just for reference since they're using the D5 adapter.

What I'm asking is which port do I absolutely need to use in order to achieve the fountain? There are the in and out ports on the D5 adapter, the center port on the reservoir/base, and then 4 ports on top of the reservoir cap.

Sorry I wasn't clear, and thanks for any help.


Also, totally bummed about my D5 adapter....one of the holes stripped out, and I definitely did not think I overtightened it frown.gif
I tightened it just as much as the other three, and they're all fine.

So I guess this goes in the trash and I ordered another one this morning. Wish these were made from something more durable.
Edited by Anoxy - 3/8/14 at 12:23am
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Now that I have it set up in my own build, here are some photos to illustrate my questions:





Which two ports should I use for In and Out if I want to achieve the fountain effect?
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post #139 of 295
You have to use the centered port on the base part as the inlet and the port that already says "out" as the outlet. The ports at the top are not used at all for the fountain effect.
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Now that I have it set up in my own build, here are some photos to illustrate my questions:


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Which two ports should I use for In and Out if I want to achieve the fountain effect?

The two ports that are plugged in this photo. That return port is better to use too so that water is forced to return to the res section and provides some stiring.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 3/11/14 at 3:54am
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