Tetra EX700 Cannister

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    Hi all.
    I have just bought my first cannister filter, a Tetra EX 700.
    Are there any special tricks or tips that I should know about these filters?
    I have read on the forums that a lot of people recommend lubricating the O-ring on cannister filters.
    What lubricant should I use?

    TIA
     
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    Got one of those myself don't know about lubricating orings. But what I can tell you is get all the air out the filter my shaking it a bit but gently. Turn it to a slight angle and hold it there fore a few seconds then at a other angle until no more bubbles come out the return pipe. I do this with my fluval to and works a treat.
     
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    vaseline works fine, there are also some silicone based greases, that you can get at hardware shops, that are a bit more rubber friendly..
     
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    Got the EX1200. Only problem I had was when I first packed the trays. If you don't fit them proper the filter will leak. Other then that no problems at all. Very good filter.
     
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    Thank you to everyone for their input.

    I assume that when doing the tubing, it is best to try and keep the tubing as straight as possible, with as few loops, etc. as possible?
    Currently with the original, uncut tubing I do have a 'loop'. Should I rather cut the tubing to eliminate this?

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    If this was mine I say no.
    I chance my tanks allot so I wil nEed it fore same thing down the roud. Like
    CO2 reactor in line heater, or a 90cm tank and a ex 700 works leker
     

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