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Fluval 405 external filter

Postby shambles » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:02 pm

I am running a Fluval 405 external filter and recently it has been making some very strange noises and then air comes out of the spray bar :(

I have checked all the connectors and hoses and am at a loss as to how air could be getting in it :?

Any help or suggestions much appreciated x
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Re: Fluval 405 external filter

Postby englishmx » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:01 pm

I would try a new one of these.....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fluval-Motor- ... 694wt_1270

Only thing I have ever had to replace on my Fluvals (so far :wink: )
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Re: Fluval 405 external filter

Postby san-ho-zay » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:34 pm

You could also check the top is seated properly on its sealing gasket and that it isn't damaged?
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Re: Fluval 405 external filter

Postby englishmx » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:46 pm

san-ho-zay wrote:You could also check the top is seated properly on its sealing gasket and that it isn't damaged?


That's the part in the link above :?
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Re: Fluval 405 external filter

Postby san-ho-zay » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:51 pm

So it is. Sorry. I just saw Fluval-Motor in the link and didn't click on it.
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Re: Fluval 405 external filter

Postby ady » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:57 am

i have a 405 and i would be checking that sealing ring is sat properly and not damaged.as a first port of call,as you said that you checked all the pipes and joints etc etc.....

good chance that it's the ring,allowing air in thru an insufficent seal.

at that price on the link it wont break the bank... 8)

worth a try,

good luck :)
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Re: Fluval 405 external filter

Postby shambles » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:02 pm

Thanks everyone, I have tightened up the hoses on the inlet and outlet and all seems quiet for now. If it starts again I will get a new seal and hope that cures it x
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