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Canister Filter

Postby egayb » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:12 am

HELP, my canister filter is leaking on the locks edge. anybody who knew how to repair this.
makati area here.

thanks :( :( :(
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Re: Canister Filter

Postby jobseclan » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:56 pm

what type of canister filter do you have?

When I was into freshwater aquariums, I used different canisters, a whole slew of models and sizes.
I commonly encountered leaks from lid sides and they mostly were caused by two things:
- Cracks on the lids or the canister body(water pressure or maintenance blunders, drops, etc)
- failed O-rings, they fail at some point - some faster than the rest

what I did,
- cracks, if very small cracks I fixed them with a light spread of silicone. Big cracks I once tried epoxy, but they rarely last.so bili na bago :D
- for O-rings, if the damage is not visible or can't be felt by the touch(look for cracks, breaks, etc) I apply petroleum Jelly all over the o-ring and they work good as new.note though, you have to add petroleum jelly everytime you clean/open the canister filter. if you can find a silicon lubricant, that works even better supposedly.
- but if the damage is severe on an o-ring, chances are you would have to find a replacement part. some china brands don't have spare parts. my eheim canister does so nakabili ako kay A1.

hope this helps!
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Re: Canister Filter

Postby egayb » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:32 am

hi Bro Jobseclan,
firstly, thank s on your very informative response. I think my filter is Eheim also, am posting a
pic just for your reference. I might try the petroleum jelly approach first, but I will still be seeking
to replace the O-Ring that you had mentioned. What store nga po did u buy the replacement?
This setup nga pala is in my office in Makati.

most likely naman that the O-ring is the culprit.

thanks a lot and happy weekend. :)

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Re: Canister Filter

Postby jobseclan » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:14 pm

No problem bro!
try mo si A1 Pet Center in Cartimar, if they don't have the part in stock, they can order.
A1 Pet center - Tel no. 831-3820
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Re: Canister Filter

Postby egayb » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:45 am

the petroleum jelly is not working bro, nagrerepair kaya si A1?

thanks
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Re: Canister Filter

Postby yankee poody » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:19 am

egayb wrote:the petroleum jelly is not working bro, nagrerepair kaya si A1?

thanks



...ganyan din po na experience ko sa canister sa 75 gallon freshwater aquarium ko..nag shrink yata tapos medyo nanigas na ung rubber O ring(square ring cguro, d naman kasi mukhang O :D )..nilagyan ko na lang ng silicon(ung all purpose o kung anu man meron, natira ko lang kasi un, repair ng window glass, mas better yata ung RTV silicon)..inalis ko muna ung ring tapos nilagyan ko ng konti sa palibot tapos pinatuyo ko ng konti para d dumikit o kumalat ng husto, ung tamang tuyo lang para d lumabas lahat ung silicon tapos binalik ko ung ring..check ko rin ung kung medyo may gap sa gilid nung ring..nilagyan ko rin ng filling tapos binalik ko para mapress ung silicon at ma fill ung mga gap tapos tinest ko nalang..ayun..ok naman...iniisip ko medyo napress na ng husto paloob ung ring, kaya ko nilagyan at pinatuyo ng konti para umangat at maipit ulit ung ring para leakproof..kailangan lang sakto ung mailagay para d masyado mahigpit pag sinara

sana makatulong...T.Y.
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Re: Canister Filter

Postby jobseclan » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:23 pm

not sure if they repair, parts lang most of the time tinatanong ko.
may maliliit na cracks or splits na siguro yung O-Ring kaya di na kaya ng petroleum jelly remedy.
if it's been a long time, probably time to change the filters? :D
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