View Full Version : Leaking rena
11-01-2010, 08:35 PM
Hi, I have an xp3 that is about a year and a half old.
lately it has been shooting out bubbles randomly so I took it apart to clean today and now it has a freaking leak.
It is a solid stream of water from the connectors on both sides of the half where the tubes come out. Water just flows from both clasps and I have no Idea why.
I took it apart and restuffed it but no luck. I see no problems with the seal and really no other reason why this damn thing would be leaking.
11-01-2010, 09:06 PM
ok there is no way this is going to get any better, does anyone have experience with Filstar's warrenty? How do I go about fixing this before I lose all my fish?
Edit: WOW, allow up to 30 days to return, that is bulls**t. I liked my filter until is sprung niagra falls way to early and now the service is ridiculous.
ANYONE IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA WANT TO LEND ME A FILTER THAT CAN HANDLE MY 100G WHILE I WAIT FOR FILSTAR'S HORRIBLE SERVICE TO HOPEFULLY COME THROUGH? I WOULD BE WILLING TO RENT IT FROM YOU IF NECESSARY!
11-01-2010, 09:14 PM
Check the o rings on the connections that go down into the female fitting.Look them over closely for nicks.If you have a hardware store close by take one of them in and get a few replacements and try that.It can really only be the o-rings or cracked plastic.
11-01-2010, 09:16 PM
The bact in the filter will last for quite a few hours.The fish will be good for a few hours as well.I recomend a big hob filter with media taken from your rena to jump start it if it cant be fixed.An ac110 would do your tank well enough in a pinch as would a penguin 400 or the like.Check those o-rings!
11-02-2010, 10:19 PM
Hey there! ? just checking up on you,you didnt drown did you?
11-02-2010, 11:14 PM
I haven't had a rena filter but recently I had a fluval that leaked. If you find the problem and the filter can't be fixed, buy a cheap HOB to keep it going until you can get a new one or this one repaired. That's what I did except I kept the HOB and it wasn't cheap. Most of my BB survived 17 hours sitting in the unplugged fluval but the quicker the better.
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