2nd Tetratec 1200 started leaking last night.

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  1. OBI

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    2nd one in 2months time:mad:
    Lost half my fish
     
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    Where is it leaking?
     
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    That sounds like a huge leak. Was it closed properly? That's a lesson for us not to position the intake right at the bottom of the tank.
     
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    I've opened the head can't see were but I suspect from the prime pump thing
     
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    I see you in kempton...If it is leaking on the inlet/outlet coupling like one of my Resun's did(I have two of wich I fixed & will never leak again) , I can maybe help you or buy it over from you or even swop you...I have a spare Resun Ev 800 also...
     
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    Yip it was running for 2 months haven't even opened it to clean it since my 1st one's leak look like the same type of leak as previous one. Which I still couldn't figure out what append
     
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    Thanks for the offer. I've got a small back up running currently with the broken one's media.
     
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    2 months without opening it.... Could have been clogged up?
     
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    Okay cool...
     
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    Common problem with the tetratec and you are right it is the priming pump. Unscrew the head and you will find 6 screws holding the priming pump in place. Remove it and you will find a rectangular rubber gasket. Take this off clean and replace it. Get yourself a tube of silicone and go to town around the gasket, on top of the gasket as much as you can while wet screw it back into place. Then remove the main o ring clean it and wipe it with some vaseline and replace leave it for 24 hrs and try it out.
    Not a perfect science but it worked for me. Also look at placing your cannister in a container of some sort
     
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    This seems to be a comin problem with the tetra tec. @HEIHACHI you have seriously done some big operations on yours. We should contact the local tetra dealer in SA and ask them to inform the manufacturer about this. Of the filter is only a few months old I would sent it back.
     
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    Man hearing about the issue you guys are having I am sure glad I did not go the the 1200's ... I thought this was solved and that the new design (past 2 years) solved it - wonder if the plus also has this problem

    Marltons are the distributor in SA see marltons_admin Tetratec Ex 1200 External Filters give them a buzz.



    Later Ferdie
     
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    Thanks guys will try your advice and update
     

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