Replacement Tube for Fluval Spec Tanks
While I've heard Fluval will send you replacement tubes for free, I bought my Spec V off Craigslist and just didn't feel right about taking them up on the offer.
The original tube was really stretched at the end to the point where it would no longer stay on the plastic coupler, so I had an idea that actually worked out pretty well - so I thought I'd share.
A recent bathroom remodel gave me an opportunity to work with PEX, and I'll just say that I'm never going back to copper... Anyway, I found that the 1/2" PEX was an almost perfect fit, and with just a tiny bit of stretching (I used a 1/2" iron rod), the coupler fit perfectly. It was also nice to drill into for better circulation, and much better than the cut the previous owner did...