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Fluval 305 Hose
December 30, 2010
2:47 am
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jayuk
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I recently obtained a new fluval 305 but am not keen on the ribbed hoses ,
can you , or has anyone tried replacing them with ordinary clear hose ? .

Thing is , i want to install a CO2 reactor and im unsure if the ribbed hose
will hold .

Any advice welcome , thanks in advance ,

Jay.

December 30, 2010
6:12 am
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QUOTE (jayuk @ Dec 30 2010, 03:30 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recently obtained a new fluval 305 but am not keen on the ribbed hoses ,
can you , or has anyone tried replacing them with ordinary clear hose ? .

Thing is , i want to install a CO2 reactor and im unsure if the ribbed hose
will hold .

Any advice welcome , thanks in advance ,

Jay.

A friend of mine did, I believe, and they never fit because Fluval apparently uses a different diameter?

December 30, 2010
8:02 am
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That's good of them. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

I used to buy plastic piping off the roll from a garden centre to use with my external filters and it worked a treat so you might find something suitable if you search around a bit.

Cake or death?
December 30, 2010
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PVC (the clear or green stuff available at LFS/Garden center) is quite expandable by dipping it into hot water (e.g. teamug filled with boiling water). So getting a hose that is 1-2mm thiner than the hose-tails on the filter itself should work fine.

I have used 19mm (3/4") hose onto 21.5/22mm overflow pipe.

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December 30, 2010
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Thanks for the quick response all ,
Your right stefan about the difference in diameter size , fluval are
crafty when it comes to replacement hoses , probably because
they charge around £11 for 2.5 meters .

I had a small 4-5in spare piece of hose and did exactly what matsp
suggests and dipped it in boiling water , it slid over the hose tail
easily and creates a perfect water tight seal , so good infact it took
20 mins to get it off so no need for hose clamps .

Ive seen clear hose at B&Q for 99p a meter so will be buying some
tomorrow , and say goodbye to the ribbed hose that was included .

Jay .

January 3, 2011
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i used eheim tubing on my fluval 303 if this helps
it was a green tubing in 2 different diameters

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