Hello, its been a while since I've been here and yet I'm still a newbie. My first little tank and its inhabitants are still okay and I feel I've learned from them, yet I am in the
embarrassing situation of having to ask one of the dumbest questions you've probably ever heard here.
I'm setting up a new tank (38 gallons) which came with an EHEIM Classic cannister filter -- and I can't figure out how to set up the filter! The filter on my first aquarium is completely different
, and the instructions with the cannister filter seem to be written for someone who already knows how
to set it up. They leave out details. and several parts which arrived in the box are not mentioned at all nor shown in the diagrams! The cannister itself is ready, and I've got the hoses attached to the two pipes, but am a bit concerned that the parts shown in my photos, which must be needed, have not been explained. I checked their website and it had no details; its strictly for sales. And I don't live anywhere near an aquarium store, so I hope you can help.
These are the pieces whose place in the set-up was not specified. In the case of the first photo, I don't even know the parts' purpose.
I'm tempted to include photos of the diagrams so you can see how unhelpful they are. Would you like to see them?