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This is a discussion on Cannister Filter leaking! ugh within the Freshwater Chat forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; Brand new Eheim cannister filter, 2213, only had it two weeks. It's now leaking from the bottom plastic intake, noticed ...

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    Default Cannister Filter leaking! ugh

    Brand new Eheim cannister filter, 2213, only had it two weeks. It's now leaking from the bottom plastic intake, noticed a few drops of water coming out ..... and I'm going on vacation tomorrow so won't have time to monitor it.

    1 - Do I just turn it off and lose the brand new cycle in my planted tank?

    To be honest, this Eheim has been super frustrating

    It's louder than I expected and now a leak

    If anyone has any tips tonight that would be appreciated!

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    How many days are you going for?
    If it's like too many days, and it's just a few drops /day, maybe put it in a bucket and wait till you come back to deal with it?
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    Aw that's terrible just before going away! I feel your pain. Someone else can maybe comment about the eheim filter as not familiar with it. If you have a spare hang on the back filter, you can take as much media out of your eheim and put it into that until you come back. Also unplug the eheim and leave the lid off until you get back with water in it. This way it won't loose all the beneficial bacteria.
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    Gone for four days ... need my hob to keep my other tank alive

    Tried some lube on seal and plumber tape but still leaking. Sigh.

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    Oh and it gets worse just plugged it back in with a tub and it really leaks now!!!

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    Maybe check youtube about leak someone else may have had that problem.

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    I may just turn off the filter for four days ... and restart the cycle? Nothing in the tank but plants ... will four days without a filter be a stinky tank when I get back?

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    Ugh I figured it out the plastic canister is cracked!!! I mean the plastic is actually cracked where the elbow connects! The whole plastic container is junk now .... wow I can’t believe it. Really disappointed in Eheim.

    I’m done with canisters. I’m going back to aqua clear. And I guess I’m out for this canister which is two weeks old. I regret not getting the fluval 206 now.

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    Since it's new, you should just return to the shop to see if they can replace a new one for you, since it's still under warranty.
    (Or give Eheim Canada a call, they'll probably send you a replacement parts)
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    You can call the manufacturer and they will probably sent you a new one. They will most likely will just ask you to send a picture of the broken part. Usually all you have to do is call them.
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