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post #1 of 8 Old 07-21-2010, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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I broke the little connector that stubs out of the pump head. I have some larger tubing clamped onto it for now but i dont like it. Has anyone ever heard of a fix for this? I cant find a repair kit on line. Certainly it must be a fairly common problem with older Eheims.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-21-2010, 09:13 AM
wouldn't it be easier to buy a new one?

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-21-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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wouldn't it be easier to buy a new one?


That would mean buying a whole new pump because these are molded into the housing. One of the few design flaws of an eheim. Anyway i don't want to buy a new pump if i can find a fix.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-21-2010, 04:22 PM
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That would mean buying a whole new pump because these are molded into the housing. One of the few design flaws of an eheim. Anyway i don't want to buy a new pump if i can find a fix.

oic good luck in fixing it

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-21-2010, 04:32 PM
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With a busted connector like that I would be very wary of any repair. With a canister like that a bad repair could either siphon or pump out half the contents of your tank onto the floor.

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-21-2010, 04:44 PM
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If its plastic, you could try plastic epoxy. It sets harder and stronger than JB weld or any "quick fix" stuff like that. Also after epoxy sets if you rinse it well in hot water any harmful chemicals should leach very quickly and be safe for fish unlike many glue products and adhesives that will always leach.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-21-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Given the fact that it's 20 years old, i'll regretfully replace it. It's a shame because i set it up on a new tank after not using it for more than 15 years and it fired right up.

Thanks for the feedback!
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-22-2010, 09:01 AM
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Look at it this way. You more than got your money's worth out of it and I'd buy another just like it if you got 15 years out of it. That was a real winner.

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