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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 08:49 PM
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Raith, it's possible you tightened the intake elbow a bit too snugly and distorted the o-ring....
I did exactly that with my new Eheim recently. In my zeal to make sure everything was snug, I overtightened that elbow fitting and actually cracked my canister housing. I had to patch it quick and then order replacement parts. I was a lot more careful fitting the elbow on the second time around.


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Raith, yes that is the intake elbow I was referring to. Drain all the water out of the filter before removing the elbow and checking the o-ring.

The threaded portion of the elbow that screws into the canister body will have an o-ring on the flat end of the fitting where it touches the inside hole of the canister body.

A quick online search for the Eheim 350 intake elbow does show white teflon tape on the threaded portion of the fitting so I am unsure if they have made a change and eliminated the o-ring or if it is underneath all the white teflon tape.
Thanks a lot, @deeda. I'll look into it.


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