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Old 02-02-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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Fluval 206 Hose

I just wanted to know if it is possible to change the ribbed hose on the 206 to regular straight hose. Is it a pain to do and what size hose, accessories would I need. I don't own one yet but saw one for sale locally.....Thanks, Ian
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I've seen it done and it looks easy enough, it's something I'd like to try too
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Eheim have better hoses that fit most canisters. Fluval hoses is unique model, so you must buy fluval hoses... Or do some DIY.
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Eheim have better hoses that fit most canisters. Fluval hoses is unique model, so you must buy fluval hoses... Or do some DIY.
I thought I could buy some hose from the hardware and use that??
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I think no, because they have a special size...
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I think no, because they have a special size...
Ok, Thanks.....
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No, you CAN buy vinyl tubing to fit over the AquaStops on Fluval canisters. I did just that on my Fluval 106, which uses the same OD/ID (outer diameter / inner diameter) as the 206. The 306/406 are larger.

Here's the tubing and the lily pipes & aquastops... The OD is 5/8" and the ID is 1/2" ... this results in it being compatible with 13mm lily pipes.


Here's the fit over the aquastops... very hard to get on but doable. Just need to heat up a tub of water to put the ends of the hose in or use a heat gun to get the vinyl hose soft enough to force over the aquastops. But once over, it formed a tight seal.

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And to the lily pipes:
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