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post #1 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Priming EHEIM 2213

Can someone walk me through how to prime the Eheim 2213. I can't seem to find any help on the internet. Does the canister need to be filled with water first? I seem to have everything hooked up correctly with the flows open on both connectors.
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:24 PM
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While I don't know exactly I would say yes it must have water in it. And your intake line if possible. My Rena intake has a raised piece with a cap on it. Pour water into it via a funnel and it fills the canister. Once the water is up in the tube all the way, cap it, and it's primed and pumping.
Mine did take a couple filling the first time as it was bone dry on initial set up.

I'd try filling the canister with water, close it up, and if you can't easily get the intake tube filled try it anyhow. Just don't run it too long without a prime. As with all pumps they usually don't like to run dry.

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post #3 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:31 PM
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Lisa,

I just did a quick google search for you and found this:
Setting up Eheim 2213

post #7 on there, the dude gives step by step...

aparently you need to suck on one of the end until water starts to flow or something!
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post #4 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Got it...woohooo! Got sprayed in the face with water, but it was well worth it!
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post #5 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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I GOT IT!! Thanks! I ended up loosening the out take tube and the canister started filling with water. I put it back on real fast, and VIOLA! A working filter. WHEW!
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post #6 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:41 PM
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been there, done it, don't love it haha

glad that helped you out!
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post #7 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:43 PM
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glad I found something to help you!!

ah, come on!!! everyone loves a mouthful of fish water every now and then!
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post #8 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:43 PM
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Lol Johnny. I just pm'd her the same link. And mentioned post 7

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post #9 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:44 PM
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I'm sorry I wasn't on earlier
To answer the q for next time if you have to take your filter apart. I just have everything hooked up and hold the spray bar below the tank in a bucket that let's the water from the intake run into the canister, plug cord in, let run few sec's once its full I kink the spraybar hose and put it in the tank.

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post #10 of 18 Old 02-16-2010, 08:46 PM
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weird. haha

is the forum acting weird? i've double posted like 3 times this evening....or is just me? i see Lisa did too
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