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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Spray bar for Fluval 405

Does anybody have any exp. Making a Spray bar?

I would like to use one on my 405 Fluval filter
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 04:58 PM
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I used a smaller diameter PVC pipe-drilled small holes every inch and plugged the end with a suction cup and slid it into the output. Works great.
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I did the exact same thing on my 304. I used 1/2 PVC but i made the holes too large. One day i'll get around to correcting it. I am in the process of doing this on my 205 as well except i am using 1/2 cpvc this time and much smaller holes.
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Where can I get these parts at
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home depot, lowes, any decent hardware or plumbing supply store
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Ok kool , what's the name of the piece i need so I can angle the spray bar
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I ordered Acrylic clear tubes from ebay, (you can also see if there's a plastics store around your area to save on shipping. ) I drilled holes and made a spray bar that spanned my entire tank

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Re: DIY Spray bar for Fluval 405

You'll need elbows, end caps, hose barbs, and hose clamps. Do a Google search, tons of good info.

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The Whole Thing


The Left Side


The Right Side


End-Cap Connected to Pipe


Rubber Gasket Connected to 3/4 x 1/2 Reducer


3/4 x 1/2 Reducer Connected To 3/4 x 1/2 Elbow


3/4 x 1/2 Elbow Connected To Pipe


I drilled 7/64th sized holes each 1" apart.


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Thank you every one , this will be my project on Wednesday
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 12:09 AM
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I used cpvc instead of pvc. cpvc is measured by outside diameter and pvc is measured by inside diameter.

Thus a 1/2" cpvc pipe fits nicely into 1/2" tubing. 1/2" pvc, not so much.
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If you're clever with it, you can use 90s to make it "hang" on the rim of your tank.
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I used CPVC as well, It's made for drinking water so 100% safe.


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Re: DIY Spray bar for Fluval 405

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If you're clever with it, you can use 90s to make it "hang" on the rim of your tank.
This is what I did with mine.
It's all PVC and pressure fitted, so it's easily disassembled or modified.

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DIY Spray bar for Fluval 405

How many hole do you need to drill?

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