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I finally got the stand for my new 55.I put everything together I already had a penguin 350 I was gonna put on it got everything going and nothing was wrong that I could see.I had an aqua tech 330 that I got with my first 55 and decided what the heck I'll put it on there too and give me twice as much filtration.then I was looking around the tank and saw a little water on the background and felt the carpet below and it was wet. the first thing I thought was the tank might be leaking,but I decided to take the filter off and waited till this morning and nothing was wet so I was glad it wasn't the tank. ;D I also decided maybe I had just spilled some water getting everything together.I put the filter back on and saw more water,then I found a crack in the casing of it.I was just wondering if anybody else has had this problem?I also was gonna see if anyone thought I could seal it up or just buy another later?I don't know if aquarium sealer would work or not.


thanks everybody   ;D
 

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If it's not too late, take this filter back to the store where you bought it. They should give you a new one. Another possibility is if this filter has a one year warranty, you could send it back to the manufacturer and they also should send you a new one. If you want to fix it yourself ... that I can't help you with, lol. But a crack doesn't sound good. You don't want to be sealing it with some glue that may be toxic to fish. Hmm, could you perhaps seal it with a silicone that is safe for aquaria? But this idea may be too weird lol. So wait for someone to tell you how to fix it
 
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it's too late to take it back to the store but I might could contact the manufacturer.it I can find some sealer I'll just do it myself.thanks for the suggestions.
 

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Make sure the sealer is safe for fish and that it does a good job - you don't want the filter leaking again!
 

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Try some aquarium grade silicon sealer. Worth a try
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I think that is what i'm gonna try .I know it will work if it will stick to plastic. :-\
 

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I think if you rough the plastic up a little on each side of the crach then kind of work the sealer in it might work.
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it didn't work > so I thought about melting the plastic to fill in the crack :'( [was not a good idea] at least I have some spare parts now
 

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I'm so sorry!!!! :-\ You know you wanted a new one anyway ;D j/k
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you're right. it was a cheap one,but it did ok.i'm probably gonna get another penguin 350 now ;D
 

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