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Old 03-18-2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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New external filter. (Uk)

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i currently have a fluval 206 that i brpught 2nd hand over a year ago for my 110litre tank.
I keep having trouble with o-rings not lasting very long. Ive greased them and they are only lasting about 6months.
As far as im concerned it has done its job as i only paid £25 for it.

Whats a good external filter for a 110litre tank and isnt too expensive.

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Old 03-18-2015, 02:45 PM   #2
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.. honestly, fluval 206 or equivalent GPH wise. ive heard about putting vaseline on the O rings aswell.
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:56 PM   #3
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Ive done the vaseline thing. Ive used non toxic, food grade silicone grease also.
I think the canister clamps are not doing their job properly. The right hand one closes and there is hardly any pressure pressing down to make a tight seal.

Any recomendations. But please bare in mind im in the uk.

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.. honestly, fluval 206 or equivalent GPH wise. ive heard about putting vaseline on the O rings aswell.
Gph ?

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Gallon per hour. Vaseline makes them leak more. The more you take the lid off the more the o ring will wear. An o ring is a perishable seal. That's why they sell them as a spare part as it requires replacing over time. I've had this current o ring on for nearly a year now and I haven't greased it once.

Go with the Fluval again but keep up on maintenance. The more servicing the longer it will last.


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Old 03-18-2015, 08:19 PM   #6
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Also if you are going to grease the o ring. Use the lubricant that is specified by Fluval. As for the clamps, springs wear out too. Are you sure you can't get these as a spare part?




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It would appear they don't have springs. They do tend to feel a tad flimsy on the pressure side when closing the lid but in all honesty it's the o ring that's confirming the seal.

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http://www.bigalspets.com/two-part-l...6-306-406.html


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Gallon per hour. Vaseline makes them leak more. The more you take the lid off the more the o ring will wear. An o ring is a perishable seal. That's why they sell them as a spare part as it requires replacing over time. I've had this current o ring on for nearly a year now and I haven't greased it once.

Go with the Fluval again but keep up on maintenance. The more servicing the longer it will last.


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Oh ok. I work in litres that why i didnt know. Lol.
I hear what you are saying but one clip definitely isnt doing the intended job. I have two spare o-rings. Ill try one without any grease on it. Id be happy if they lasted a year or over.
How often do you clean your filter.
I did have to open it mire this time due to medication and adding carbon then removing it after a week.

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I noticed when I first got my 306 or whatever I have if I added pressure to the lid and created the seal then clamped then completly it helped a lot. May be worth a try


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Old 03-19-2015, 07:19 PM   #10
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Ill have a go but i think i will get a new filter.

Whats peoples opinions on the eheim ecco pro 200?

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