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Old 09-26-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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Broken HOB

Was cleaning a Millennium 2000 Power Filter and the tube cracked then a chunk of the tube popped out. Anyone know if wrapping it in electrical tape will cause the tank problems? Or, anyone know a good way to repair it? Its Sunday, gonna be hard to get a replacement part today. Anyone have a suggestion for a better HOB filter? Just looking for something to run overnight to clear up water when it gets a little residue on the surface.

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Would it be possible to slit a large piece of flexible hose -- available at a home depot -- and then wrap that around the broken bit with tape, making sure the tape stays clear of the water? Jeff
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Would it be possible to slit a large piece of flexible hose -- available at a home depot -- and then wrap that around the broken bit with tape, making sure the tape stays clear of the water? Jeff
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A post so nice, you posted it twice! ; ) Actually, just the very smallest bit of tape is contacting the water. I wrapped the length of the tube (Starting at the break which is just under the surface) and its working well. I don't want to leave it that way. There is shrink tubing that I've used in electronic repairs in the past. You basically slip it over the wires (plastic tube in my case) and then apply heat from a lighter or butane source. The heat tubing shrinks tight around the wires. Im sure this would work, however, the diameter of this is much larger than your average wire, so I supposed I could check Lowes/Depot. Suffice to say I think I may just pick up a new HOB filter. This one is a little underrated for my tank any who.
The plastic tube probably wouldn't work as it has to air tight. If even a little air gets in, it causes the filter to spit and stutter. Sounds like a car in dire need of a tune up.
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