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anyone know where i can get some seal gasket for eheim pro 3 2080?

11 years 10 months ago #19715 by kali
bad luck me ..!!! just put the seal in last night and notice that today the water come up from the head slowly ( 12hours ) just barely on top of the motor ..eheim close todays ,any members had this problem with the pro 3 please give some idea ..just hope that i dont have to replace the whole head top

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11 years 10 months ago #19514 by racing68
your comments did not offend me.every one has there wright to an opinion. most poeple will express more on there bad experiance with a product.i was just making a comment of how part just fail or wear out with my experiance of working on cars for many years.no one has offended me

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11 years 10 months ago #19496 by aquaticclarity

My comment was not meant to be on the offense.  Just blowing off steam as to my prior frustration with the product.  Design failure was too strong a term.  I'll be quiet. 


No problem!  I've also gotten upset over Eheim for the bum batch of feeders and the change that was made to the sealing rings.  The orginals lasted for years but the new seals are only good for 6-12 months!  I think the change sucks!!!  But that flaw is easy to deal with and I consider it a trade off for an other wise well built filter in my experience.

Does anyone remember the old vortex diatom filters?  (The ones with the mason jar bodies)  Talk about a filter that loved to leak!  You needed to keep the thig in a 5 gallon bucket while it was in use to collect the water that seeped out.  A new sealing ring would help but not for long!

Too many fish?  Never.  Not enough tanks?  Always!

My fish list...

www.gcca.net/gccaforum/index.php/topic,274.0.html

www.aquaticclarity.com

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11 years 10 months ago #19494 by baldtaxguy
My comment was not meant to be on the offense.  Just blowing off steam as to my prior frustration with the product.  Design failure was too strong a term.  I'll be quiet. 

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11 years 10 months ago #19491 by aquaticclarity
Try putting diesel fuel in your car and see how long it lasts!

The Eheim seals wear out over time regardless of the lubricant.  The petroleum lubricants will just speed up the process.

I'm not asking anyone here to use Eheim products.  Please use what ever brand product you like!  I'm just sharing my experience with running 30+ canister filters right now in other homes and businesses.  The filters that give me the most trouble are the non-Eheim ones.  That doesn't make the other filters bad, it just means I have less experience with the other filters and don't know their quirks.

I don't know of ANY canister filter that is without flaws.  It's just a matter of picking and choosing which filter you are most comfortable with and gaining experience with it.  Some flaws are easier to deal with then others though.

Jeff

Too many fish?  Never.  Not enough tanks?  Always!

My fish list...

www.gcca.net/gccaforum/index.php/topic,274.0.html

www.aquaticclarity.com

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11 years 10 months ago #19486 by racing68

Do NOT use vaseline or any other petroleum based lubricant.  These will actually dry out the seals over time and cause them to shrink and then fail.

Eheim provides a lubricant with the filters when you by them and you should be able to find other non-petruliem based lubricants if you run out of the Eheim stuff.

Jeff


Hobby can get complicated enough - a complete failure of a filter's design should not be dependent upon the subtilty as to whether the seal gasket is lubed with a petroleum-based product. 

its not a design failure rubber seals only will last so long. like rubber seals or tires on your car they will only last so long before needing to be replaced

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11 years 10 months ago #19485 by baldtaxguy

Do NOT use vaseline or any other petroleum based lubricant.  These will actually dry out the seals over time and cause them to shrink and then fail.

Eheim provides a lubricant with the filters when you by them and you should be able to find other non-petruliem based lubricants if you run out of the Eheim stuff.

Jeff


Hobby can get complicated enough - a complete failure of a filter's design should not be dependent upon the subtilty as to whether the seal gasket is lubed with a petroleum-based product. 

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11 years 10 months ago #19466 by nuth88
I usually have some extra eheim gasket goo (Always order a few extras when I do a parts order) if you are in need....but I have to look, and don't want ot be caught short handed myself, let me get home and take a gander......

Nuthman~

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"I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself."

(The Stranger - 6/1998)

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11 years 10 months ago #19464 by kali
just done order the parts ..should be here somewhere next week ...thanks everyone

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11 years 10 months ago #19462 by dgarnier
I seem to recall the packet they provide is a silicone base goo

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