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Any reason why this is not working? I put in the new res and pump today and nothing but trouble. The pump will not suck in the water. Only a little tiny tiny bit. This is a PWM DDC bought from dazmode.com, it's supposed to be the strongest pump on the go.
So frustrated......

    
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Can you take a picture with a different angle? I cant really tell what is going on from that one.

From what I can see though it looks like you have your feed line from the rez to the pump at the top of the rez. That won't work.
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post #3 of 15
It looks like there is something wrong with your res connections. The pump inlet (top port) is connected to the top of your res, so it won't get any liquid unless the res is completely full...attach the tube coming from the top of the pump to the bottom of the res instead.
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by ShortAlieN View Post

Can you take a picture with a different angle? I cant really tell what is going on from that one.



From what I can see though it looks like you have your feed line from the rez to the pump at the top of the rez. That won't work.

I had the feed line at the bottom of the Rez before I tried this and the same thing happened. Could it be because the pump was higher up than the bottom of the Rez? The tube came straight out of the bottom of the Rez then up into the pump.
    
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post #5 of 15
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I guess there is no way I can make this work.. The case is too small or the res is too big. I will have to get a smaller res.
    
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post #6 of 15
The rez feed has to be even with or higher than the pump for the water to flow properly. If by some chance you can get the pump primed and the system completely full then the pump will force the water around, but if the pump can't prime, then it's just not doing anything but spinning.

Maybe you can spin the rez sideways into the 5.25" bays?
Edited by ShortAlieN - 5/31/13 at 9:30pm
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post #7 of 15
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Yup.. Looks like I'm going to have to buy a smaller res. what a waste of 130$ :/
    
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Res upside down
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post #9 of 15
You need to put the pump inlet on the bottom of the res and i bet it would work fine.
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If you can get your feed line from the bottom of the rez that would probably work, are there any connections there?
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