Thread: Cracked intake tube
02-01-2013, 03:58 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Cracked intake tube
Hi, I was putting together a new AC110 filter today. One of the ends of the intake tube has an inch long crack in it. Can I use a thin bead of super glue on this? If not, what would be the best thing to use? Linda
02-01-2013, 04:19 AM #2
Just to be safe, I would use a small bead of aquarium grade silicon, either something specifically you get from your LFS, or GE 1 Window and Door, which is also aquarium safe. Clean the area with alcohol and let it dry. Make sure it is fully dry because if there is still alcohol on the intake, the silicon will not stick. Put a thin bead over the crack, then dip your finger in alcohol and smooth the bead, extending, at least 1/4" in all directions from the crack. The alcohol on your finger is to keep the silicon from sticking to you.
Hope this helps. Best thing to do would be contact AC customer service and get a new one, or return it to the the store you bought it at for an exchange.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
02-01-2013, 08:03 AM #3
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02-01-2013, 03:01 PM #5
Been using it for five years and never had a problem with it.
You can use super glue, but if the seal you make isn't completely air tight, you will suck in bubbles making for a noisy filter, which is why I suggested something that might give it a better seal.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
02-01-2013, 03:05 PM #6
Since it is new, I would just return it and exchange it for one without a crack.Liters to Gallons conversion calculator
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02-01-2013, 03:47 PM #7
Now they have too many labeling changes. GE 1 (for instance) is not for bathrooms and kitchen but also for door and windows just as GE 2 is. It simply become too confusing to mess with when aquarium silicone is just as easy to buy. It still will take 48 hours to dry.
PS......The AC comes with 2 tubes. You really only need one of them.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 02-01-2013 at 03:51 PM.