I want to know how many of you expierienced a leaking canister..I think that this problem a lot more common than I thought.Also vaseline does not always solve the problem as I have recently found out.Does warranty cover you for this?
i'm assuming you're refering to a canister filter that's leaking. usually it's because of a damaged/old o-ring, and normally vaseline will help. if that's not the case, you can just easily get another one from the store you purchased your filter from.
i currently have a leaking c 360. when i first bought it about a month ago it would suck air when it was running and when it was turned off it would leak out water. so i contacted marineland and within about a little over a week i got some replace parts. i put the parts on and it now leaks constantly easily well over a few gallons a day. so i emailed them again and am now waiting for a reply. overall i would say that the c series filter is a poor design but i am impressed with customer service. if a filter is leaking the manufactur should take care of it under warrenty. i think that i am switching over to rena
I bought a cheap canister filter few years back, it was running fine on my 4ft planted tank. At first it does leak a bit but then it stop and running perfectly after that, been serving me for years. Recently the 4ft tank has been tear down and that filter has been used on a 2ft tank. Due to it was designed for 4ft tank, I had reduce the outflow to half of it, it was running fine for few months and then suddenly it start to give leaking problem, put some silicone oil on the o-ring, served me another month and it just kept on leaking. Bought myself a Eheim 2213 for the 2ft tank, put this filter to one of my 4ft gold fish tank, switched back the outflow to normal and no more leaking. I guess sometimes you might to check if the pressure is acceptable by the tank itself or not too.
As has been said, auto parts stores for spray silicone lubricant. You can also get it at sporting goods stores, I use it on bows and some gun parts, it has very little scent.
I do worry that the o-ring is damaged. If that is the case, I doubt spray silicone will fix it. I use it as a preventative measure only, to lube for assembly and not damage the o-ring. It is an extremely thin lubricant.
Leaks I have always fixed with vasoline until I could get a new o-ring.
And I must comment on the condom, we just had the plumbing reconfigured years ago to take care of that issue.