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Old 02-24-2005, 02:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jdinh04
What do you guys mean by "Prime", sorry for my bad knowledge.
Priming is the act of getting the siphon started. Once the siphon is started, the impeller in the cannister filter will return the water to the aquarium, creating a continuous loop through the filter.

Some cannister filters provide a pump or lever to assist in priming the filter.
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