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Ok dont ask me why but i took my loop apart and putting it back together this time i noticed something if i put the fill top on befor i start the pump water level stays at the top of the res and the pump makes alot of noise but it seems to be pushing alot more water. And i if put the top on after the pump is running its quiet and about a inch lower then when i put it on off. What does this mean lol and what is the best way ?
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Ok dont ask me why but i took my loop apart and putting it back together this time i noticed something if i put the top on befor i start the pump water level stays at the top of the res and the pump makes alot of noise but it seems to be pushing alot more water. And i if put the top on after the pump is running its quiet and about a inch lower then when i put it on off. What does this mean lol and what is the best way ?
It's funny. I was reading through your post thinking... How is he pulling his pump top on and off while running. Then my dumbness flew out of my head and i realized it was the reservoir fill hole cap that you are taking about.

On a side note: I don't know the answer to your question
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It's funny. I was reading through your post thinking... How is he pulling his pump top on and off while running. Then my dumbness flew out of my head and i realized it was the reservoir fill hole cap that you are taking about.

On a side note: I don't know the answer to your question
Yea fill cap lol its crazy i put the cap on when off and power up the pump never gets quiet and looks to be pushing tons of water like swirling water inside my res.
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Depending on how you have your loop setup, and the pump type, it "sounds" like with the top on the res becomes sealed, the pump is drawing against the static atmosphere in the res, causing the pump to labor in the sealed environment, and draw water from the return line.

With the res top open when the water is pumped away from the res, fluid from the lines fills the res to replace what has been pumped away, but AIR is also being drawn into the vacuum, maybe not down into the lines, but down into the res.

As water does not compress, the pressure of the system is expressed in the expansion of the fluid lines and blocks themselves. ie. the lines expand to hold a greater amount of fluid, and this is the pressure of the system, with the cap open air is drawn into the cavity (res) rather than from the return lines. This could be dropping your overall system pressure, reducing system pressure, like reducing voltage in a circuit, could impact current or flow of the system. V/pressure = resistance x amperage(flow), best to top off the res and cap it.
 
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well i got a res with the pump in it and the water level has always been above both the inlet and outlet im letting it run now and just see if it will work itself out.
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