Filtration specialsThis guide is to help you setup your Jebo aquarium canister filter as most of those sold on ebay do not have instructions. This guide is good for the Odyssea cs4, the lifetech 828, 838, and the new model the newport B28. First remove the motor unit by lifting the clamps on top. Pull the motor off, and remove the filter basket cover. They remove the filtration baskets and take all media out of the plastic wrappers(not out of the nylon ones. Put the filter baskets back in order making sure the ruber washers on top of each filtration baskets are seated and connected correctly.Fill canister with aquarium water. Reseat the motor and close the clamps.Find the two valve units(intake larger valve, outake smaller valve.)Connect them to intake and outtake ports on the top of the motor unit.Make sure valves are in open position. Attach green tubing to both inlet and outlet valves and secure with bottom nut on the valves.Next attach larger utube with strainer on the end to the intake valve and secure it. Attach outlet tubing to the outlet valve and secure. Attach utube to the outlet hose.Attach the outlet spout to the hose(long tube with holes) and secure it on the inside of your aquarium with u suctions. Put intake tube in aquarium and secure with u suction unit.Unit should be below the aquarium and if hoses too long cut them. Plug the unit in and it should start. If not press down three time on the primer button on top of the motor until it does.If unit leaks while in operation check all connects and repeat the process.Clean the filter media every two or three months or if flow decreases, and repeat installation procedures to resetup. I like to use internal filters which I clean weekly(read review internal filter) to prolong my cleaning of the canister units.
Troubleshooting.1 if unit does not flow right check to make sure valves are open and not clogged and press primer until flow is correct.
2 If water leaks around motor cover, remove and make sure the gasket is in place and is clean and not broken.
3.If motor makes noise make sure the canister is primed and flowing properly, and or clean the magnet impellor unit.
CLEANING FILTER MEDIA: 1 Remove the top filter motor by lifting up on filter buckles. 2 remove filter baskets(remember the order they are in) and gentle wash out pads, carbon, and bio media and or replace with new. Never use soap, bleach, or detergent, and use cold water only.Hot water will kill beneficial bacteria in the media, and or warp the filtration baskets.3 Replace all filter media and put baskets back in same order(make sure gaskets on the baskets are correctly in place) and make sure the connection tube on each basket interfaces with the others.4 Refill filter basket with water from aquarium, 5 Reseat motor on top making sure gasket is clean and in place.6 Clamp down buckles. 7 Plug in filter after puttin hoses back in aquarium. 8 If it does not start flowing pump the primer button until it does.
Also people are emailing me about the order of the filter media, so here goes from the bottom up its goes carbon, zeolite, biorings, fine pads, coarse sponge at top.
Update, a lot of people are emailing me that the canister filters are a pain to clean, and do not aireate enough for larger aquariums. My solution to this is buy one of the new inexpensive Jebo internal filter units and use them along with the canister units. They use a magnet drive submersible powerhead with a filter attachment plus air injection system. They prefilter the water at high speed of food and larger debri which will clog your canister filter. When using them with the canister units you will only have to clean the canister about every six months. Clean the internal filter when it is dirty or flow slows down.This units are inexpensive, go inside the aquarium and are equipped with an attachable air injection system so you can increase you surface aireation and have almost a maintenance free clean aquarium.Internal filtersWe now have parts and filter media in stock for the Cs4 and the lifetech 838 units,Canister filters +parts and media