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post #1 of 11 Old 02-03-2012, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Question Power head casing problem

The rubber bands on the power head have worn out,so instead of taking water throe the filter it's leaking in from the sides.So I took the PH (=power head) out , so I made a hole in the spong and put the PH in the spong. Is this going to work as a filter? Here is some pics.
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-03-2012, 05:15 AM
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a little bit confused about what you are saying but the sponge really doesnt do anything filter wise
only really as a particulate filter to not allow the impeller in the power head to jam up

if u added a ph altering foam filter it should alter the ph if thats what ur going for

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a little bit confused about what you are saying but the sponge really doesnt do anything filter wise
only really as a particulate filter to not allow the impeller in the power head to jam up

if u added a ph altering foam filter it should alter the ph if thats what ur going for
Now sorry I mend PH as power head
Well you don't think it would filter well if I under stand right.
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Im assuming by rubber bands you mean gaskets. Broken rules is right, it will only act as a coarse particulate filter. If that arrangement works for you then by all means, use what works for you!

I would check with the manufacturer of the powerhead to see if someone sells replacement parts, though. Might be easier :)

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Im assuming by rubber bands you mean gaskets. Broken rules is right, it will only act as a coarse particulate filter. If that arrangement works for you then by all means, use what works for you!

I would check with the manufacturer of the powerhead to see if someone sells replacement parts, though. Might be easier :)
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-03-2012, 01:31 PM
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those are O-rings u can buy them almost anywhere home depot and places like that u can take them out and bring them in to ur local hard ware store and they will be able to give u new ones but i dont think having them not work properly really effects the amount of "filtering"
because power heads are usually only used to add flow to ur tank
to recreate nature weather it is the ocean or rivers they all have flow

i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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those are O-rings u can buy them almost anywhere home depot and places like that u can take them out and bring them in to ur local hard ware store and they will be able to give u new ones but i dont think having them not work properly really effects the amount of "filtering"
because power heads are usually only used to add flow to ur tank
to recreate nature weather it is the ocean or rivers they all have flow
OK THANKS BROKENRULES. The PH is from a internal power filter. See the plastic that forms the body of the filter has worn down the rubber.see pics
1pic this is the body.


2-3pics this is the place the power head is held.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-03-2012, 01:57 PM
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ok then i would change the o rings if they are damaged but in the pic they seemed to be new
if there are any tears or visible wearing in them it could pay to replace them to make sure all the flow is going threw the media
they are fairly cheap

i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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post #9 of 11 Old 02-03-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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See it is a ceep filter got it with a starter kit. I 'll see if I can find them,the shops here are pathetik(no idea how it is spelled ) I'll try. maybe I'll take the 2ed ring and swap it with the bottom one.thanks allot.It is 9:20 pm so good night or good day.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-03-2012, 02:35 PM
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if u can find some teflon tape i would wrapp that around like twice and it would work fine

1/2 in. x 260 in. PTFE Tape-017850 at The Home Depot

and its cheap if u can find that easier

i have a dog named fish

30g long

55g -planted

125g 4ft long octagonal

55g
MALAWIS COMING SOON

10g hospital
-empty- :]
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