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new fluval 306
« on: November 24, 2016, 08:25:06 pm »
hi guys I'm struggling to prime my new filter any tips please

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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 08:30:07 pm »
    What do you mean struggling? Have you let the water flow into the filter?


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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 08:52:14 pm »
    sorted now thx

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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #3 on: November 24, 2016, 09:31:33 pm »
    guess  what I was doing wrong,i blame it on a hard day at work doh.

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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 09:44:31 pm »
    We all have days like that
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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 09:48:43 am »
    guess  what I was doing wrong,i blame it on a hard day at work doh.

    Forgot to connect the hose to the filter?  *grin*

    BTW little tip for anyone else who can't get their filter to prime, take the strainer off the intake and aim a powerhead straight up the pipe.  *cheers*

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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #6 on: November 25, 2016, 10:22:15 am »
    guess  what I was doing wrong,i blame it on a hard day at work doh.

    Had the valve shut off?

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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #7 on: November 25, 2016, 10:25:11 am »
    guess  what I was doing wrong,i blame it on a hard day at work doh.
    Inlet/Outlet pipe the wrong way round ?
    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #8 on: November 25, 2016, 11:34:06 am »
    BTW little tip for anyone else who can't get their filter to prime, take the strainer off the intake and aim a powerhead straight up the pipe.  *cheers*

    Nice tip, never thought of doing that before!
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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #9 on: November 25, 2016, 02:22:16 pm »
    Stephen has got the right answer,i was doing it so long I got a blister on my finger lol.

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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 04:51:26 pm »
    Also you can gently shake the whole filter and it works.


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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #11 on: November 26, 2016, 09:45:42 pm »
    its running fine now just a gentle hum

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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #12 on: November 27, 2016, 12:10:32 pm »
    Stephen has got the right answer
    Is there a prize ?  *grin*
    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #13 on: November 27, 2016, 03:30:36 pm »
    yeh a crackerjack pencil and pen lol.

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    Re: new fluval 306
    « Reply #14 on: November 27, 2016, 04:51:40 pm »
    yeh a crackerjack pencil and pen lol.
    I remember them roflmao
    Look after your fish and the water, do regular water changes & maintenance, do your research and the hobby will be rewarding.
    All the best
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