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Old 12-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Oops Rookie Mistake!

So, today I decided to rinse out my canister filter media for the 1st time since I set it up two weeks ago. Had it unplugged, vac'd & syphon end out the tank, flipped the lever to remove the filter hoses & here comes the water gushing out!!! Attached it back really quick. OOPS! Had to go back to the instructions, forget the lever shut off first. After that easy as pie!

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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When I ran canister filters I would keep them in a 5 gallon bucket, I could disconnect the hoses and remove bucket and all. If it should start leaking i had a better chance of catching it instead of finding the wet carpet as my only clue.

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First time I used a canister filter was on a salt tank. When I primed it I found out the o-ring didnt seat right. About 2 gallons of salt water ended up on my carpet. At least im just renting I guess?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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Good idea, ezy33! I'm about to add a second canister to my 150gal. I think I'll add the buckets too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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Ditto that! Great idea! When I first set up my canister I had the O ring in the wrong spot and it started to massively leak. Wish I'd thought of the bucket idea.
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