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Old 08-17-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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bio wheel not rotating

The Emperor 280 which I am using to setup my 29 gallon has a bio-wheel.
The bio-wheel is not rotating.

The way I have set it up (and I may be wrong) - there seems like no chance that it will rotate.

The spray bar sprays water on the filter media. What makes the biowheel rotate ? Am I missing something.

I have an Eclipse 3 system too, which has a biowheel which is rotated continuouls by the water flowing over hte filter media. Why not with the Emperor?
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The Emperors feature not one pump (as in ordinary power filters), but two separate water pumps. The Flow Pump directs water through the high-capacity Emperor Rite-Size Filter Cartridges and Media Containers. The BIO-Pump then pressurizes and sends streams of prefiltered, oxygen-rich water through the adjustable spray bars to power each BIO-Wheel.
The above is taken directly from marineland's (the manufacturer) website.
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I have the Emperor 400...

Position the spray bars so they are hitting the bio-wheels at such an angle where they would rotate. The water coming out of the spray bars are the only thing rotating those bio wheels.

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Right - you can rotate the spray bars to flow over the biowheels, and this is definitely required for them to work, LOL!
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yep , before I read these replies I did what I always do when everything else fails : RTFM (Read the ****ing manual) and figured that out !

Felt so stooooooooooopid :P
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well, in a sense i'm glad it was just you and not a defect in the filter

we've all had those stooooooooooooooopid moments

Good luck, it's a great filter
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Now this thread will help all who are considering this filter, so they won't have to bother reading that st*pid manual!
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