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Old 07-07-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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Received a fluval 205 for free

Everything seems in good shape. It was used in a salt water tank before.

I only have one issue. The original owner cut the hose when they took it apart.

Now my question is.. Should I just get a new ribbed hose or replace with vinyl hose?
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:50 PM   #2
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That's strictly your personal preference, IMO. I have a 206 (same thing, newer model) and the ribbed hose that came with it works fine for me.
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I'm running the factory ribbed hose on both of my Fluval canisters. I assume the ribbed can catch some debris, whereas the vinyl-smooth hose wouldn't.
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Perhaps, the last set of vinyl hoses i have, have grown pretty nasty.

Would the 205 too big for a 20gal long?
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Perhaps, the last set of vinyl hoses i have, have grown pretty nasty.

Would the 205 too big for a 20gal long?
Not at all in my opinion. Use it, plus it was priced perfect!
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:56 PM   #6
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Alright. Time to get some tubing and set this up.
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