Piranhas Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i found a good deal on a fluvl 403, i've heard that these filters leak. Is this true? anybody have any experience with them? how hard are they to maintain compared to a HOB filter?
 

·
Death is fair to everyone.
Joined
·
5,310 Posts
They may.Caused by the Rubber o ring being old or dry rott. Cheap solution New o ring under the motor housing. When you get new one rub a little petrolium jelly on it and that should keep that o ring new.
 

·
I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
Joined
·
18,487 Posts
Raptors right. Leaking FluVals are usually caused by old or worn out O rings. Best to check each rubber piece when you do decide to purchase this item. Other than the O ring, you might check tubes to and from the Fluval and make sure they ends are closed with a tight grip.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,772 Posts
The canister filter you are refering to is better then a power filter, but costs more money to replace media.. There are pro's and con's to each..

MAD
 

·
Death is fair to everyone.
Joined
·
5,310 Posts
I thought the media never had to be replaced.
 

·
I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
Joined
·
18,487 Posts
Your talking about wet/dry. With any canisters, your gonna need to change the media within months, but not as much from time to time as with the rest. Just like an internal or a prefilter, you'll still need to do maintenance with a canister, but within a legnthier time.
 

·
5 TIME CHAMPS
Joined
·
19,142 Posts
Raptor said:
They may.Caused by the Rubber o ring being old or dry rott. Cheap solution New o ring under the motor housing. When you get new one rub a little petrolium jelly on it and that should keep that o ring new.
 

·
Death is fair to everyone.
Joined
·
5,310 Posts
RhomZilla said:
Your talking about wet/dry. With any canisters, your gonna need to change the media within months, but not as much from time to time as with the rest. Just like an internal or a prefilter, you'll still need to do maintenance with a canister, but within a legnthier time.
I've only hed my fluval for a couple of mos now. I thought you just changed filter pad and cleaned the media. But That makes more sense.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top