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Old 09-03-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Fluval 304 leaking

K so over night something happened to my fluval 304 it leaked everywhere ruining our laminate floor upon inspection o ring looks fine so I vaselined it and tried again but it still leaks it's around the side clips any ideas what replacement parts I will need or how I can fix it myself?
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The o ring and the aquastop are the only places the canister can leak from unless there's a crack somewhere. Probably needs a new o ring; they do deteriorate with age, and the 304 is an older model. Teflon tape may help for a temporary seal until you get a replacement.
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The o ring and the aquastop are the only places the canister can leak from unless there's a crack somewhere. Probably needs a new o ring; they do deteriorate with age, and the 304 is an older model. Teflon tape may help for a temporary seal until you get a replacement.
Agreed ... it's probably the O-ring ... and hopefully not a crack in the casing.
You can probably get a replacement O-ring at an LFS. But it's looks like a standard O-ring ... so I would think you should be able to get one at hardware stores long as it's the right diameter.
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Yeah that was my first thought too problem is when o rings go it's usually noticeable this looks like it's in mint shape but the aqua stop is perfect not a drop but I also have a new 405 and it locks down tight is one dosent seem like it does but I will have a look for a new o ring and see if that works
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