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Old 03-01-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
 
O-ring lube

What is the best thing to use as a lube for O-rings in my pump?

I have a Magnum 350.

I have heard that silicone vacuum grease and vasaline are options. Which is the best one? Less risk of damage to the tank (fish) and to the O-rings themselves?

Buying new O-rings is cheap, but a pain to find the right sizes.

Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:09 PM   #2
 
I use vegetable(peanut) oil.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:20 PM   #3
 
I'm replying here

My Fluval DVD / Manual says to use Petroleum Jelly.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:46 PM   #4
 
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My Fluval DVD / Manual says to use Petroleum Jelly.
thats what we use to seal all of ours at my work.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:40 PM   #5
 
My reason for using peanut oil is it is easier to work with and less mess. I keep a small cup in the cabinets just for that purpose. I have used petroleum jelly, but just be careful not to contaminate anything.
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