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Ok so I have the Cascade 1000 and it's leaked twice now. When it happened the first time, I took it apart, cleaned everything and put it back together no more problem. Now this time about two weeks later, there's a pool of water on the floor again. I took it apart, everything looks fine. Gaskets look good, no damage whatsoever. Impeller is in good shape. No cracks on the body itself.

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Sorry to hear that. I have no experience with this particular filter, but in any canister filter the reason for leaking is either the main gasket or the hose connections. A crack in the actual body would be rare, and probably quite visible. Plus presumably you would know if you dropped it during cleaning. A broken impeller will make the pump louder or stop it from working, but it won't cause a leak.

In short check the gasket and the hose connections again. It is one of those, but these kinda things can be very hard to spot.

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In addition to the above advice, think about getting one of those rubbermaid dish washing bins and putting it under the canister. At least this way, any leaks are contained.
 

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NewkeeperRico said:
Ok so I have the Cascade 1000 and it's leaked twice now. When it happened the first time, I took it apart, cleaned everything and put it back together no more problem. Now this time about two weeks later, there's a pool of water on the floor again. I took it apart, everything looks fine. Gaskets look good, no damage whatsoever. Impeller is in good shape. No cracks on the body itself.

Help!

TIA
Try a little Vaseline on all of the 0-rings/gaskets, it will not leach into the water and is not toxic to the fish. If the leak stops you need new seals. I use a little on my seals just because it makes the pieces slide together easier, and, stops leaks.
 
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