The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment > Finding a mysterious leak in filter...

Thread: Finding a mysterious leak in filter... Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-31-2013 07:18 PM
lochaber Glad to hear that, sounds like about the best possible outcome, since you don't have to replace or repair anything.
01-31-2013 03:15 PM
le0p Figured this out. It's happening during water changes or any time I turn the power off to the filters.

This is what I figure:

The DIY bio filter holds alot of pressure due to the air pump injecting into the system, when this pressure isn't being removed through water movement taking out some constantly, it's leaking slowly. If I use the pressure release after turning off the power, it doesn't leak.

Thanks for the help!
01-28-2013 10:11 PM
le0p
Quote:
Originally Posted by lochaber View Post
Well, I'd at least try and get the power strip off the bottom.

Maybe try wrapping pieces of papertowel/tissue around the various joints, that should help make it easier to see if a leak is coming from a specific place.
Yeah, that picture is a little old. The first puddle I saw was after a water change and I thought I dripped some water down there while filling the tank, the second time I noticed it, I moved the power strip.

I'll do that, thanks, I didn't think of doing that for some reason!
01-28-2013 09:19 PM
lochaber Well, I'd at least try and get the power strip off the bottom.

Maybe try wrapping pieces of papertowel/tissue around the various joints, that should help make it easier to see if a leak is coming from a specific place.
01-28-2013 05:15 PM
le0p Here's a pic of the setup. The water pools underneath the DIY filter but it's an old cabinet and the bottom is a little bowed downwards right there, so it could be coming from anywhere.

The filter is a Fluval 206, the output goes into a house filter with an airpump injected through a T in the PVC, and then to the tank. I haven't noticed any decrease in flow or any other problems.. I think it's probably a leaking a small amount at a time, but I haven't been able to find it.
01-28-2013 03:10 PM
Sugardaddy1979 Can you detail the exact setup? Pics would help too or a diagram. What equipment are you using?
01-28-2013 02:50 PM
le0p
Finding a mysterious leak in filter...

I have noticed recently that there's a small leak in my filter cabinet. It's not leaking a lot but there's a small puddle in the cabinet every few days. When I feel around the filter and the diy bio filter, I can't feel any moisture on either.

I feel like it should be coming out of the bio filter because it's made out of a house filter and being a DIY job, I just figure it's a mistake somewhere on my part. The thing is, the setup has been running for 6 months without a problem. I've only noticed it in the past week.

But, before I tear everything down, does anyone have an idea of how I can isolate the problem?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012