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Old 02-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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Filter that leaks

Hi I have an Aqueon filter that has a leak. What is a safe sealant to fix it so I don't kill my fish?
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Where does it leak from? Aquarium safe silicone would be the best for most applications.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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It leaks from the side of the filter. There's a seam on the side of the filter and that's where the leak is coming from. If I can't return the filter I'll try to seal it with one of those sealants that are fish friendly.
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If it is fairly new, it should be easily replaced I would think.
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Silicone that is safe for fish and duct tape. Or return for money back and get a new one.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:21 AM   #6
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@ Zags its pretty much brand new but the catch is that I bought it off eBay. I do have another one coming to me from the same seller that I bought before this one started leaking. I've asked if I could return that one in exchange for another one.
@ Jake thank you for the info. I'm not using duct tape though. Lol
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I had an overflow that cracked (Marineland SOS) I repaired with PVC cement. You might also consider Weld On, but I've never used it personally.
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Hmmmmmmm I can get my hands on some PVC glue. And have that thing sealed in a hurry.
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I would replace all the top sealing rings first as it may be coming down from the top in one of the seams

If not then pond milliputt is great you can Seal the leak with the filter running and it sets hard as stone even on pipes with mains water pleasure to stuff every fish keep should have some it come in 2 parts you brake of as much as you need from both bits rub them together push into the place of the leak which it deals right away and it goes hard in 12 hours
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #10
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Thank you for the help. I've got a replacement on its way. I will check out the rings on it.
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