Fluval 305 and 13mm Lily Pipe
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2010, 01:44 AM   #1
RobotDeathSquad
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 4
Default

Fluval 305 and 13mm Lily Pipe


I have bought a Fluval 305 almost a year ago because I was planning on getting a 55 Gal tank.

I decided I'd rather have a rimless tank and finally settled on a 17 gal. from GLA.

I've have a 13mm set of glass inlet-outflow pipes (17mm is just too big for this tank). So now I have a problem. My Fluval has the vacuum cleaner style hoses which are 5/8" in diameter. My 13mm pipes are essentially 1/2 inch in diameter. How can I taper the hoses down to fit the pipes and can I switch to clear tubing at the same time?
RobotDeathSquad is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-04-2010, 01:10 AM   #2
RobotDeathSquad
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 4
Default

No one has suggestions?
RobotDeathSquad is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-04-2010, 01:44 AM   #3
Lance Uppercut
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 272
Default

Put a stub of 1/2" on each lily pipe and run 5/8" from the Fluval to the pipes w/ zip ties @ the connections? My only concern is restricting the diameter of the intake on the Fluval. Maybe try it, but only run the Fluval @ 50%-60% via the aquastop. OR, better yet, get a 5/8" inline barbed hose valve (2 little fishies makes one) and use that on the return line. That way the aquastop doesn't restrict the intake even more.
Lance Uppercut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-04-2010, 02:55 AM   #4
RobotDeathSquad
Newbie
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lance Uppercut View Post
Put a stub of 1/2" on each lily pipe and run 5/8" from the Fluval to the pipes w/ zip ties @ the connections? My only concern is restricting the diameter of the intake on the Fluval. Maybe try it, but only run the Fluval @ 50%-60% via the aquastop. OR, better yet, get a 5/8" inline barbed hose valve (2 little fishies makes one) and use that on the return line. That way the aquastop doesn't restrict the intake even more.
Ah thanks for the tip, that is a good idea. I tracked down the parts you were talking about at Marine Depot and I think they'll work great. Thanks.
RobotDeathSquad is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-04-2010, 07:52 AM   #5
Jeff5614
Planted Tank Guru
 
Jeff5614's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: TN
Posts: 2,640
Default

Use 1/2" clear vinyl tubing on the lily pipes and attach that to the fluval tubing with 3/4" x 1/2" barbed reducers. You can find them in the schedule 80 PVC and Home Depot, Lowes, etc.
Jeff5614 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
fluval, glass, lily pipes, tubing

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012