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never quit 07-01-2011 07:59 PM

Procedure for changing filter on Magnum
 
Okay, so I got the Magnum 350 hooked up and running and I want to rinse off the cartridge. So, while the filter is still running I turned off the inlet valve, thinking this will lower the level in the filter so I can remove the top. Nope, it just stops filtering, but the canister remains full of water. That doesn't seem right, because when you close both inlet and outlet valves and remove the top, you're going to have water all over the place. What I did was remove the inlet tube from the tank to break the vacuum and the filter then pumped out enough water that when I removed the top there was no water going all over....I've read the instructions, and can't find any information. I KNOW I gotta be missing something pretty simple.....Can someone explain this to me?

Thanks
Never Quit

Reefing Madness 07-01-2011 08:55 PM

Do you have the double quick disconnects on the filter? If you don't, those are what you are missing, in order to service the filter. You turn off filter, close the 4 valves on the disconnects, then twist the disconnects and pull apart. Take the filter assembly outside and rinse.

never quit 07-02-2011 12:04 PM

THANKS! Yes, I do have the double quick disconnets installed. I just ASSUMED you removed the top to access the cartridge...And, as I said in my note, I gotta be missing something pretty simple. Yeah, it was one of those things that was SO OBVIOUS I overlooked it.

Thanks, I appreciate it
Neve Quit

Reefing Madness 07-02-2011 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by never quit (Post 720370)
THANKS! Yes, I do have the double quick disconnets installed. I just ASSUMED you removed the top to access the cartridge...And, as I said in my note, I gotta be missing something pretty simple. Yeah, it was one of those things that was SO OBVIOUS I overlooked it.

Thanks, I appreciate it
Neve Quit

Right on.:thumbsup:


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