October 9, 2010
January 29, 2012
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 ,
A friend of mine did, I believe, and they never fit because Fluval apparently uses a different diameter?
June 13, 2011
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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.
August 23, 2010
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.
October 9, 2010
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 .
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