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great_kahn great_kahn
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  • Posted on: 9/12/2012 16:42
Aquaworld nitrate remover recharge #1
Been trying to recharge this thing for past hour or so... simply can't get syphon going.

Any idea?
Onyxia Onyxia
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  • Posted on: 9/12/2012 17:27
Re: Aquaworld nitrate remover recharge #2
No idea, never had that issue with my plant scrubbers ;)

Could it be blocked?
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  • Posted on: 9/12/2012 17:30
Re: Aquaworld nitrate remover recharge #3
Only the obvious - the bucket of salt water needs to be at a higher level than the nitrate filter for you to start it syphoning. It takes a fair bit of strength in cheek muscles to get it started (I was OK as I used to play Sax )
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Re: Aquaworld nitrate remover recharge #4
I could get water coming through but it just kept stopping.

For ?13.99 im considering just buying another lol.
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  • Posted on: 9/12/2012 18:20
Re: Aquaworld nitrate remover recharge #5
I have used this for about a year now recharging roughly every 2-3 month's.

when I recharge it, its fairly easy. Like fish lady said have the bucket higher with salt in and have everything else lower. Don't follow the diagram you get though, have the filter also flowing straight down rather than upside down. Once it starts it is really slow to recharge but it gets there. Normally recharges in about 2 hours
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Rob
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