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Old 03-31-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
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fluval 206 Gasket ring (oring)

i see some people say to put vaseline on these but i also read that it can cause quicker deteriation.
someone else said put food grade silicon grease.
Dont know who tp listen to. ive just ordered a new one. as ive brought nee o-ring.

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Old 03-31-2014, 07:54 PM   #2
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Unless the o-ring is made of latex, Vaseline will work.. but silicon grease would be best, imo
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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thankyou.

would this be any good?
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=271191106592

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Old 04-01-2014, 09:44 AM   #4
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I run all Fluval's on my tanks from HOB's to canisters. 205, 306 and 406 canisters and have only had an issue with the 205. It's the oldest and I do have spare orings for them all. I've never used anything on them (grease, lubes, etc) but when doing a filter cleaning it did leak a tiny bit. I took it apart, took the oring out and placed it back in with what was previously the corners, moved to the centers. Knock on wood, still going strong w/o any leaks.
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That looks like it should be fine.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #6
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in an emergency. do you think wrapping some plumbers ptfe tape around the ring would stop a leak?

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Old 04-02-2014, 02:04 PM   #7
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in an emergency. do you think wrapping some plumbers ptfe tape around the ring would stop a leak?

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Absolutely not !
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Absolutely not !
could you explain please?

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Simply put, I just absolutely don't think it would work. Pipe tape is meant for pipes. Yes, it does take up a "gap", but that's between 2 solid, non moving surfaces. It doesn't have any adhesive and is a royal PITA to wrap on threads as it is, it's gonna be even harder to try and wrap something that's flexible and that small. As well, if it was meant to go on in case of an emergency, they would've put it in the box with those instructions. Your best recourse, if it is leaking, is to put it in a plastic container that's slightly larger than the canister to catch what drips. I've never had an issue with mine but have always got spare parts for that "just in case" moment. And most importantly, I don't know what the tape is made of so what I I treat my tank with may cause it to breakdown and get stuck in the filter causing unnecessary damage nor would I be happy if it killed my fish.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:47 PM   #10
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fair enough.
i know it wouldnt hurt the fish because ive researched it before for another joint on a gravel cleaner.
but as you say, it breaks down it may cause damage to the filter.
i do think the way i would do it would stop the leak. but on the thought of a break down and it messing up my filter, its not worth it.
i have ordered a spare oring incase of an emergency with some food grade silicone grease. just got to get new gravel and a heater and then the cycling of my new tank will begin.

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