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First maintenance on Marineland C360

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Well, I've worked with pretty much every filter out there, except this one! Most of the time I install shut off valves for the tubing, but on this install, I forgot to buy them... So, the C360 has it's valve block... After I shut off power, would it be safe to remove the valve block and then carry the canister away for cleaning? I'd think the siphon would still be active? I've heard this filter is very nice as far as cleaning goes.

Also, I've checked out the excellent video on this filter here --> ... ilters.php but it didn't exactly answer my question.

How do all of you C360 owners do it?

Thanks! :thumb:
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Ok... so I know that I am bringing back an old thread here... but...

I was doing my second c-360 maintenance last night and got very frustrated!!

I lifted the valve and turned it 90 degrees (I know a previous response says 180 degrees but I am almost positive that it actaully only tunrs 90 degrees) and started to do maintenenance... I came back to put it back together... bumped the hoses and valve black thingie... and water started pouring out of the intake hose... aggghhhh...

I first check to make sure the valve hadn't been turned it all (it hadn't) it didn't stop until I lifted the intake hose out of the tank.

Where did I go wrong?

Also... I just watched the Cichlid Forum Television on the c-360 again and noticed that Joea doesn't even lift the valve block off of the motor head before opening the canister... is this a better way to do the regular maintenance?
Thanks Joea,

I'm pretty sure I have a busted valve or something... I contacted marineland customer support as well to see what they think...

I have no idea what caused it... it was still in the lock position and water just started coming through all of the sudden!! and I literally just barely bumped into it!
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