Back in Sept. I bought a "new style' in-line atomizer for my 55gal tank.
I have been having problems getting this tank stable of awhile now.
Finally got some time today to do some research and maintenance.
What I found was alarming..
Atomizer was not clear of water..so, even though I had done it b4, I did a leak check.
Found a leak BUT where I found it was unexpected..
I was getting bubbling from the HOUSING of the reactor..top middle..
Second image shows where the leak was occurring.
Here is why:
Can't think of any cause but bad plastic..and, honestly, may have been there since day 1.
Most will probably notice something like this much sooner but it was tucked in a really inconvenient place on this tank.
any more cracking at this could have caused the entire tank to dump..
Again this is a "new model" w/ a replaceable ceramic insert..
Forgot to add the "adding insult to injury" part..
On dis-assemblying it I dropped and broke the ceramic diffuser insert..