Priming EHEIM 2213
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Priming EHEIM 2213

Priming EHEIM 2213

This is a discussion on Priming EHEIM 2213 within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> 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 ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Pristella Tetra
Pristella Tetra
Darter Characin
Darter Characin
Reply
Old 02-16-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
 
LisaC144's Avatar
 
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.
LisaC144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
 
Mean Harri's Avatar
 
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.
Mean Harri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:31 PM   #3
 
JohnnyD44's Avatar
 
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!
JohnnyD44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:39 PM   #4
 
LisaC144's Avatar
 
Got it...woohooo! Got sprayed in the face with water, but it was well worth it!
LisaC144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:41 PM   #5
 
LisaC144's Avatar
 
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!
LisaC144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:41 PM   #6
 
JohnnyD44's Avatar
 
been there, done it, don't love it haha

glad that helped you out!
JohnnyD44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:43 PM   #7
 
JohnnyD44's Avatar
 
glad I found something to help you!!

ah, come on!!! everyone loves a mouthful of fish water every now and then!
JohnnyD44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:43 PM   #8
 
Mean Harri's Avatar
 
Lol Johnny. I just pm'd her the same link. And mentioned post 7
Mean Harri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:44 PM   #9
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
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.
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:46 PM   #10
 
JohnnyD44's Avatar
 
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
JohnnyD44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New eheim 2213 question KSASTER2 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 16 03-31-2010 11:25 PM
Eheim 2026 priming problem snakehips916 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 0 04-13-2009 09:26 AM
Eheim 2213 disappointment gilfish Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 9 01-11-2008 10:33 PM
Eheim Classic 2213 - URGENT gilfish Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 5 12-22-2007 10:38 AM
I've just done my first Eheim 2213 maintenance and... gilfish Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 06-03-2007 08:45 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 AM.