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  • #301001

    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.

    #320175

    Stefan
    Member

    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?

    #320176

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That’s good of them.

    #320184

    MatsP
    Participant

    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.


    Mats

    #320209

    jayuk
    Participant

    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 .

    #320332

    JazzBora150
    Participant

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

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