The EHEIM pickup is a small practical filter with a special concept
The filter is simple to attach in the tank with suction cups. The special thing about the concept of the pickup is that the filter canister together with its cartridge can be removed from above, while the pump unit remains in the tank. This is a very practical solution for cleaning or changing the filter cartridge.
The pump sucks in the water from below and carries it through the filter cartridge to the top. Here the filtered water is directed back into the tank via the rotatable outlet nozzle.