View Full Version : Busted filter canister

04-02-2015, 06:49 AM
So, I am an incredible idiot. When closing my Filstar xp-m, the trays weren't properly seated. It seemed tight when I was closing it, but I thought it was just the extra phos-zorb I had added. Instead of checking why it wasn't closing, I tried to force it. CRACK....two of the brackets broke right off. Of course it was after all the lfs were closed, so I had to put 45 lb plates on top just to keep the seal in tact. I know right, what a moron...I was so upset. Gonna buy the exact same filter and just swap trays, I guess:crazy:

04-02-2015, 07:15 AM
Check around online. I know there are a few places that sell replacement parts for everything.

static reef
04-02-2015, 07:35 AM
Been there done that. You are not alone.

04-02-2015, 08:31 AM
Yeah, did that with a fluval canister, when I first got started as well. I used a bungee chord till I got a new top.

04-02-2015, 12:57 PM
I found some online, but I needed it right away