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Hi there forum,

I have a problem with my Ehiem classic external filter. When I am cleaning my turtle tank I obviously have to reprime the outlet pipe, My problem is that it doesnt seem to flow as effectively as it should be. I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on how to increase the water flow so that it a more effective flow as opposed to a trickle.
I'm priming the outlet pipe using a water puller, one that you would use to unclog a sink pipe with (its never been anywhere near a sink so dont worry :) ), it fits perfectly over the outlet pipe with no gaps and the water pulls throught nicely, but then it gradually loses speed to just a trickle.

I really hope somebody can help and thank you for taking the time to read this.

Kind regards,
Kev
 

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If you don't have a blockage or a mechanical fault then it's an airlock, if water is actually flowing try turning the filter upside down for a minute or so, this usually purges any air from the system.
 
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