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Seal ring on Fluval 405

Discussion in 'Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by Mizzou, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Mizzou

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    It says to lubricate the ring every now and then but what kind of oil? Can I use mineral oil or there a special kind out there?
     
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    If there is any chance of tank water coming into contact with it I'd probably use vegetable oil, as any petrolium based oil could possibly effect your tank.
     
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    Checking the manual for my 404 it states you should use silicon lubricant.
    Found this stuff silicone lubricant that should work. I mean its not the recommended fluval brand, but you know how that goes.

    Quick edit here. Just have to say after 3 years I haven't lubricated the ring on my 404 and its doing fine. Now that you've mentioned it though I may order some soon.
     
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    I use to use a Fluval 304. Sometimes it would leak when I put it together. I found that if I got the seal wet before I put it together that it would normally stop the leak. I ended up getting an Eheim after a big mess one day and have been hooked ever since. No leaks, no noise, no headaches.
     

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