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Old 05-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Its a penguin 330 I do believe. Its got the adjustable flow (raise or lower the tube). Missing the bio wheels, might be able to find the bio wheel brackets, and I don't have the top for it. Its also got a crack that leaks onto the floor. Can I superglue the crack. I also have the strainer for the intake.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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I think that you should get a new filter, with the money you are going to spend in cartridges , bio wheels, and super glue you can get a new filter, 29.99 plus free shipping n amazon, and use the one you have for parts.

Edit: You can "superglue the crack" but no one can guarantee you that it will last long
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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Ok thanks. I might try some super glue. I already have some. I don't use the 330 n e more. I already bought a 350 off amazon for $30. Good deal if u ask me. Was thinking of puttin it on my 46 bowfront for extra filtration. Or putting it in my 20 to get it up and going. I can always put bio sponge or something else in there. My 350 takes the same filters as my 330 so no problems there
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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Superglue didn't work. Dang it man lol. What about some type of silicone? Can someone help me out?
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:09 AM   #5
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You can use silicone and the on the side that dosent come into contact with water you can use knead it its a putty that binds to plastic that goes rock hard make sure uyou use the correct silicone and massage it in to get gopd contact
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:18 AM   #6
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I'd use an epoxy on the inside and the outside. You could also then place another bit of plastic over the outside on the crack using the epoxy.
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Thanks monkey and mumma for the info. Do u know what kind of silicone or epoxy I would use that is not toxic to the fish?
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Pure silicone (no mould inhibitors etc) and I'm pretty sure any epoxy is fine once cured but double check that.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #9
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Thanks again mumma. Prob gonna try the silicone. I had a thought about melting the plastic back together. I'm pretty good at it lol. Yea, I'm gonna try the silicone first. Thanks
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #10
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Well I never got any silicone. But I did have a lighter handy! Softened up the plastic and moved it around with a flat head screw driver to cover the crack. Then melted a couple plastic spoons over it. Talk about sounding like a hillbilly but hey, it doesn't leak. Don't have bio wheels or the covers for it but o'well. It can be my backup or I can throw new filters in it and put it in the 46 bowfront for added filtration. Kinda worried bout my betta bein able to come up for air though
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Well I put it on my 46 for added filtration plus to seed it with bb so I can put it into my 20
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I would keep watch on it. The plastic you melted may be brittle and crack due to the vibrations from the motor. Yes, it may not be leaking now, but I have visions in my head of it recracking in the middle of the night and leaking all over the floor. That would be my luck.

IMHO I would replace it ASAP, but I always tend to err on the side of caution. You can keep the filter media and use it to seed the new one.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:56 PM   #13
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Well it started leaking today. I just melted it some more and its not leaking once again lol. Can't wait to get a new one
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Superglue didn't work. Dang it man lol. What about some type of silicone? Can someone help me out?
GE 1 silicone For Windows and Doors. (At any Lowes and Home Depot)

DO NOT USE Kitchen and Bath.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #15
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Will try the silicone on the inside of the filter
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