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Re: [APD] Leaking Eheim


If I were concerned about oxygenation I would get a small powerhead and put
it a couple of inches under the water surface.  A small Maxi-Jet is
inexpensive, and comes with a length of tubing that you can use to pull air
into the exhaust stream from the powerhead.

I doubt, given the number of plants you have in that tank, that you will
experience a problem.  There could be a problem at night that you find just
before the lights come on.  If it were me I would reconnect the CO2 and put
all the lights back but add the powerhead.


On 10/29/06, John T. Fitch <JTFitch at fitchfamily_com> wrote:
> About a month ago, I noticed that when I shut off my Eheim 2126 filter to
> do a water change, water started leaking out from under the top plate.  As
> soon as I turned it back on, everything was fine.
> Then, yesterday, after I cleaned the filter itself, it started leaking,
> even when running.  I removed the top again, took out the O-ring, cleaned
> out its channel, put the O-ring back in, and covered it with silicone
> grease.  It still leaked.  More silicone didn't help.  All I could do was
> shut off the filter and remove the adapter that connects the hoses to the
> Eheim.
> >From reading the archives, it seems likely that I need a new
> O-ring.  I've ordered one, but the problem is that I'm going to be away for
> a week, starting the day after tomorrow, before I could possibly receive the
> replacement. Here's what I've done so far:
> Shut off the CO2.
> Removed the cover glass to (hopefully) provide some oxygenation, even
> without circulation.
> Turned off one of the two lights and raised the fixture about a foot above
> the tank.
> Is this going to work?  In particular, will the fish and shrimp
> survive?  If not, is there anything else I ought to do?  Thanks.
> John T. Fitch
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