Starting Your Diatom® Freedom Filter
7. With both the intake and exhaust hoses in the aquarium and having the Diatom® Filter as least half full of water,set your recharge valve to the filter position. Turn the Diatom® Freedom Filter upside down, and start the motor for a few seconds or until you can see that the intake hose has filled with water. Return the Diatom® Freedom Filter to the upright position and turn the motor off. At this point you will have forced the unit to start a siphon. Hose must run upward toward aquarium.
8. Turn the motor back on. Submerge a plastic container
such as the one in Fig.15, into the aquarium and put the
intake and exhaust tubes into the container.
9. Lift the container with the two tubes inside high enough
to allow you to hook the container's handle over the lip
of the aquarium. (Fig.16) Care should be taken not to
allow the intake tube to suck air during this operation.
10. As you can see, at this point you are running
the filter only on the water in the small container.
You may add the Diatom Powder directly into
the container while the filter continues to run.
(Fig.17) A minimum for the Diatom
Freedom Filter is about one cup of Diatom powder.
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