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Old 08-11-2015, 03:14 PM   #1
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Co2 reactor for fluval 306

Does anyone use a reactor with a fluval 306 or 406? I'm not sure if I can DIY a reactor because of the ribbed tubing. Anyone have a solution to this issue?

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Make your own tubing boss! I just made new hoses for my 405 because I hate the rigid black plastic ones it uses from factory. I reused the intake and output pieces, along with the clips that sit on the tank lip where the hoses run through.

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So you just used the white rubber pieces, intake, and output and bought some 5/8" ID hose to replace the black ones?

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On my 405, I just pulled the black hoses off the intake/output. They're not attached, just slipped in tighly like anything else. Cut hose to length and hooked every thing up. Didn't require buying anything for me, I had the hose on hand already.


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Ok thanks I think I got it. I'm going to get the hose tomorrow and switch things out.

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Yep I just got some 5/8" ID vinyl braided hose to replace my ribbed hose and I rigged up my reactor to it. The Filter doesn't push enough water to run an inline in my experience. Give it a try and let me know if it works. I'd like to know if mine just has a weak pump or if its the same for all of them.
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Dallas - Do you find the braided hoses are less prone to kink when bent?


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Dallas - Do you find the braided hoses are less prone to kink when bent?


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Absolutely. The normal hose just kinks if it isn't straight up and down, really annoying. The braided hose does not kink unless you really have it bent up.
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Yep I just got some 5/8" ID vinyl braided hose to replace my ribbed hose and I rigged up my reactor to it. The Filter doesn't push enough water to run an inline in my experience. Give it a try and let me know if it works. I'd like to know if mine just has a weak pump or if its the same for all of them.
Thanks. What reactor do you use?

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