My filter is leaking!

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hcroark

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This morning my daughter drew my attention to some water leaking out from underneath the 46 gallon that I just set up yesterday. My first thought was leaking seam since the tank had been sitting up for a while. I was devastated at the thought of having to empty it after just filling it and starting the cycle with ammonia yesterday. Thankfully, it's not the tank leaking. It's the filter. I have a Tetra 60 HOB on it. And, OF COURSE, I just bought a 12 pack of filters for it and used ONE out of the box. So do I just go with the same one as replacement (I did like it before. Worked great. Quiet. I just think it's time in the attic done something to it)? Or do I try something different? I def don't want canister. I don't have the set up for one. Has to be HOB.
 

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I don't know about these filters, so I can't help with that. But really canisters aren't any more difficult than HOB filters. There's two tubes; one where the water goes in and one where the water goes out. I got my first canister recently and it was a breeze to set up. If it's within your means financially to get one, you may want to consider it as they're much more effective than HOBs.
 
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The only reason I don't want a canister is because my tank is sitting on my kitchen bar. I COULD put the canister in the cabinets underneath but wouldn't I be able to see the tube/line running under the cabinet? There's no hidden place for all the lines, etc. Then my cabinet door wouldn't shut all the way. I think it would be unsightly.
 

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Have you tried tightening the piece where the plug and propeller are?
Take the filter to a sink, empty, take off plug/propeller piece, and put back on tightly. Then test over sink for leaks.
 
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I have not! I will try that. Thanks. Fingers crossed.
 

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they make hob canisters
 
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