Originally Posted by Robynleigh
So I've cleaned it up with vinegar, did a bit of a repair on the impeller with aquarium silicone (wasn't sure it would work but it does) changed the carbon filter (also a bit of a DIY) and now it runs
woohooo - I'm going to go get some Vaseline to repair the leaky o ring, but it should work well -
Here's my question - I'm thinking of adding it to my 55ltr to get it going - it won't upset my levels will it?? And I've read you can't over filter... True??
For a start you don't need the carbon. You could use floss and purigen or a fine filter sponge instead. Will do a better job imo
. Carbon is only used for Med and/or odour removal.
Give the silicone 48hrs to cure fully. Personally I would test it for a few days before adding it to the tank. By testing I mean for leaks. Hanging it on a bucket or one of your spare tanks!!. If it leaks, then it leaks in your shed or garage and not all over the floor in your home. It will not upset the level at all. No such thing as over filtering, the only issue might be strong currents, which some fish don't like. Why not just use it as a floss filter. It will help polish the water and give the fish the "swimming on air" look. The floss can then be remove/replaced as needed......