How to: Prime an External Water Pump

Here I explain the differences of running an aquarium pump when used internally (submerged) and when used externally.

The basic concept of having water within the impeller chamber is what helps the pump start. This is because the impeller is designed to pump water, hence it will not work when running ‘dry’.

This method of priming the pump is only one of a few other possible solutions.

The theory of priming the pump also applies to External Canister filters, although there are some differences.


Sourav Roy says:

Rs? ?

V v says:

yeah, im also trying this type of machine in turtle tank but it is not good at safety -:) sometimes these machines leave current in water and thats not good for my turtlr tank!!!

Ahmad Zakwan Abd Latiff says:

Wahhhh.. thanks :O

slivertorp says:

You saved my day !! thank you so much 🙂

Marcus Reynolds says:

Great video! Simple and straight to the point good job

Dog-gone Dogs says:

Thank you sooooooooooo much for this video! Probably saved me from burning my new pump up!

Adambrightmore says:

What size hose is that

svtcontour says:

very bad for the pump to run without water…

Aaron smith says:

This was incredibly useful to me. Thank you for sharing!

Shantel Bollmann says:

If you want to make it too just use InpliX handbooks.

Aminlv says:

useful info tnX

whaczup says:

Thank you!

Computers Hunter says:

Yes that is correct

Jose Ruiz says:

What kind of pump

MyNy TDiver says:

dude thats awesome, thank you

Kathern Pernell says:

I made it, learned on inplix website. great solutions I think.

wenloh says:

Take from aqualab one isit hahahahah

Mighty Marie Therese says:

Thank You Thank You !!

Usman Khan says:

dont play with water near electricity!

yang mills says:

how do you do this if you cant put your pump below water level?

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