12-06-2012, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by lakemalawifish
Also, every now and then open the round thing in the lid of the canister, pull out the impeller and scrub it some with a small brush in your tank water bucket, I use an old toothbrush. You can also do the same thing inside the hole where the impeller goes and around the round thing that holds it in there. Just be careful with the white ceramic pin "stick" they are pretty fragile (learned that the hard way)
thanks for the heads up about the ceramic pic, i probably would have man handled it if you didnt warn me.
Originally Posted by 1077
I run two Eheim 2217"s on 80 gal and once a month, I take them to the sink,open the valves and let water drain from the filter into 3 gal bucket or larger.
I then remove the pad's and rinse them out in the bucket of water,and place them on the counter or other side of sink.
I then pour the water from bucket back into filter and let it run out the hose, down the drain.
I then replace the pad's,,clean the impeller assembly,and put the lid back on after greasing the O ring with vaseline(not too much).
I then take the filter back to the tank and hook hoses back up.open valves,and plug filter back in.
have had same biological media in these two filter's for almost two year's.
does the o ring have to be greased? i have never greased at all