Tank Lid Leaking

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  1. Tuffers

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    It's the first time I've filled the tank right up since I've had it. Anyway, while driving around today I noticed water all over the shop. Thought it was from a brush to start with. I wiped over the lid and drove up the road. I pulled over and the lid was wet again. Are the lids on baffled tanks universal? I've emailed the company I bought it from and hopefully will hear from them tomorrow.

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
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  2. bluemonkey

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    yea, there is usually a rubber inside the lid, make sure that it hasnt gone missing, also the bit in the middle that lets the air out, make sure its not loose
     
  3. Tuffers

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    There is a rubber ring on the lip of the tank and I've tightened it as much as poss. Can't see how the middle bit of the actual lid adjusts/tightens, it's like attached but doesn't seem water tight if you get my drift.
     
  4. SPCleaning

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    Mine leaked badly, when full. It's a 400ltr flat tank. I contacted the company who supplied and they told me to shake the lid to see if it rattled. It didn't. If it had the fins inside were broken thus allowing water out, and they would have sent a new lid.

    The rubbers were fine, so i ended up using a tube of aquarium sealant and sealing it in place and sealed over the slots in the top all but a cm. Water still gets out but it's bearable now.
     
  5. bluemonkey

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    what tank is it
     
  6. rcproperty

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    I sealed mine and made another filling port in the tank! No leaks in mine even when it's full.
     
  7. Tuffers

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    Ecosure.
     
  8. Tuffers

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    Good call. How did you seal it rc?
     
  9. SPCleaning

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    Same make as mine!!
     
  10. rcproperty

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    Used silicone to seal it, once it's done you will struggle to open the lid again. You will need to put a air vent in if it doesn't already have one in.
     
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