Custom Intake and Outlet for Fluval FX6 is it worth the work? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-25-2016, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Custom Intake and Outlet for Fluval FX6 is it worth the work?

Hi all

I am wondering if anyone has even made a custom inlet/outlet for the Fluval FX6 I am thinking of starting this project but would like some feed back before I begin.

I like how filter works but I am not a fan of the tubing it uses and would like to switch it to standard reinforced vinyl tubing and may be add a spray bar to the outlet.

Thanks all
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2016, 11:07 PM
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I'd not even call it a project. Just cut and glue few 1-1'5" PVC pipes together. Drill the bottom for a strainer and you're done. You don't have to use Fluval tubing. Normal PVC tubing works just fine.
I have it on my Fluval 306 and Rena XP L because I also didn't like their in/outlets.
oh, and spray painted it black. let sit in water for a day and put it in the tank. It works great for 3 yrs now.
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