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Inline CO2 reactor connection?

How do I ensure the connection between my canister output and reactor are water tight?

For info the canister is a fluval with the ribbed hosing which has a pretty snug fit onto the reactor but I suspect that it won't be watertight.
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Put a bucket under the connection and turn on the filter, be ready to pull the plug if water starts dripping. If you can't fit a bucket under the connection, put several paper towels under it. Paper towels will indicate dripping very quickly. Quick enough that you shouldn't make a puddle before you notice. I would keep a paper towel under it for a few days and keep an eye on it.
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also make sure you use some type of hose clamp. No matter how tight, hoses seem to pop off at the most inconvinient times.

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