Fluval external filter gasket

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Fluval external filter gasket

Postby Dr.Rock » Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:33 am

I have a Fluval 305 external filyer, and part of the maintenance routine is to ensure that the gasket is lubricated. With what are we suppsed to lubricate it with, which should still be safe for fish? The instructions suggest petroleum jelly. Is this any special petroleum jelly, or would Vaseline do? I always thought Vaseline is medicated, which could be harmful to the fish if dissolved in the water.
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Postby jtonline » Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:05 pm

Unilever do a few products under the Vaseline name. On their website http://www.vaseline.co.uk it shows the pots of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly as 100% pure. (Mineral oils, paraffin & microcrystalline waxes - apparently - no medication.)

Hope this helps.
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Postby fivebymiker » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:50 pm

Dennerle specifically name Vaseline as a suitable lubricant for the o rings in the CO2 indicator.....

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Postby curlywig » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:33 pm

I think vaseline is a trading name but you can get petroleum jelly quite easily from chemist and supermarkets

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Postby jtonline » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:59 pm

Best not to ask how Curlywig knows this ;) :)
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Postby CrazyCat » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:01 pm

yeah - you got a regular order in place Curlywig???

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Postby curlywig » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:04 pm

?????????????????

I use petroleum jelly on battery terminals on lawn tractors to stop the air getting to the positive terminal and corroding it,

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Postby CrazyCat » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:06 pm

Blast - a sensible answer - no fun!


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