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RE: [APD] Re: Leaky Eheim (Dirk.Matthys@toyota-europe.com)



> -----Original Message-----
> From: mikef100 at optonline_net [mailto:mikef100 at optonline_net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 1:18 PM
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> Subject: [APD] Re: Leaky Eheim (Dirk_Matthys at toyota-europe.com)
> 
> 
> 
> I have to totally disagree on the use of Vasaline or any 
> other petroleum jelly product on a filter's O-ring.
> 
> Petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will actually degrade the rubber, 
> causing it to break down and get "gooey" for the lack of a 
> better term. That O- ring will eventually fail and the 
> canister filter will surely leak.
> 
> Any non-petroleum based lubricant (K-Y Jelly fdor instance) 
> would be a much better choice.
 
Would cherry flavored Astro-Glide work?  

Not much call for that since getting married.........sigh.

Nick

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