Originally Posted by dprUsh83
Nope unfortunately it doesn't have that...so, it's going smooth now and it looks great--I'm wondering how to dismantle it when I need to clean my media.
Dan, it appears as though your model has shut off valves at the hose connection to the unit top. My assumption would be that, to clean the media, you will need to apply the following steps:
disconnect power, or turn unit off
close both shutoff valves.
if disconnects are available, disconnect the hoses from the unit top
otherwise remove the unit top as a whole.
clean/replace media and container as desired.
refill the canister
replace the top or hoses, depending on the method applied.
open the shutoff valves.
the natural syphon should cause the water to fill the remaining area of the canister and force any air out of the outlet.
then restart your canister filter.
the filter may make a bit of noise as the remaining air is forced out of the system.