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The Eheim Bubbles
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: The Eheim Bubbles
- From: Penny Crowley <pcrowley at snet_net>
- Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 07:01:30 +0800
- In-Reply-To: <200203010848.g218m3Q24156 at actwin_com>
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Eheim air leaks....
> Perhaps you are overfilling the media in your filter and it's getting
> mucked up?
The last time it happened, the floss was pretty clean still...only a month.
> Also, does the hose that links to your intake happen to join in above
> the water surface (I've had nothing but problems with Fluval intakes
> where the intake has a "joint" that is often above water level and sucks
> in air).
No, it's underwater
> I have an Eheim 2213. Sometimes after cleaning it I get an imperfect seal
> and I get a constant stream of bubbles. If I thoroughly wet the o-ring seal
> before closure, sometimes I don't get the air leak - but it is hit or miss.
> On my Eheim 2217, wetting the o-ring prior to closing almost always prevents
> the air leak that lead to bubbles.
> Yes, one cat hair can break the seal and led to bubbles. Also, over time,
> the water around the o-ring can evaporate and cause an air leak. If the air
> leaks really bug you, coat the o-ring with silicone grease (obtainable at
> any LFS) prior to closing.
I'm gonna go with this idea. Since removing the offending hair, I will now
see what happens. If I still get the leak, silicone grease it is. It's not
that the bubbles really bug me, it's just that I thought something must be
Thank you all for answering. I love this list almost as much as I love my
penny (girl's name) :)