Before installing the emperor power filter you should familiarize yourself with each of its parts.
Here we have the filter box, the 2 way hinged cover, 2 media containers, the filter cartridges,
the mid level intake strainer, the extension tube and the strainer.
First open and fill one side of the media container with the activated carbon, then close the container once its filled.
Next thoroughly rinse both the filters cartridges and the media containers in order to remove excess carbon dust.
Now you are ready to install your filters. Begin by inserting the filter cartridges with the blue side towards the back of the filter box. Next insert the media cartridges directly in front of the filter cartridges.
To assemble the intake tube simply attach the mid level intake strainer to the extension tube and then attach the opposite side of the extension tube to the strainer.
Now place the assembled emperor in the back of the aquarium frame. Insert the intake tube in the film manifold housing. Next make sure the bio wheels are in place before replacing the hood on the back of the filter box. Press down to secure the sides.
You are now ready to start your emperor power filter.
This setup was done dry, but marine land encourages you to use water for your filter to run effectively from start up.