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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalSteve View Post
    yeah... that didn't help. I have taken all of the plants and wood out of the tank and all the carbon & ammonia media out of the filter. Still getting plenty of random air.

    I may order a maintenance kit for the filter to replace the impeller, shaft, & seal (part of a suggestion from above) and see if that helps.
    Did you lubricate the o-ring with silicone grease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Did you lubricate the o-ring with silicone grease?
    I have not. Since this whole thing started I have recieved a new Fluval 206 for my other tank and it is much quieter (not that the 406 isn't pretty silent). So I am guessing is needs a new shaft and impeller. It so happens that the refurb kit for that comes with a new, pre-lubed o-ring. Thus I figured why not just go that route.

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    the oring should be lubricated everytime you open the canister

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    the oring should be lubricated everytime you open the canister
    I missed that one. good to know!

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    Did you try unplugging the filter and looking for a trickle of water leakage near the o-ring? My understanding is these filters pull water through the filter rather than push it. When you disconnect, the water backlashes slightly and without the vacuum may leak out wherever it's drawing air from. It would at least give you a why!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    Did you try unplugging the filter and looking for a trickle of water leakage near the o-ring? My understanding is these filters pull water through the filter rather than push it. When you disconnect, the water backlashes slightly and without the vacuum may leak out wherever it's drawing air from. It would at least give you a why!
    No drips or signs of water. As long as my FRP molding arrives today, I'll be out and be grabbing silicone grease. We will see if that helps.

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    It took 2 greasings before the air stopped, but it did stop. Thank you for the help!

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