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dnizzle
05-04-2013, 12:17 AM
Does anyone have this kind of setup? The eurobrace on my tank is too thick for the hose fittings. I went to home depot to see if thy had any 5/8 pvc elbows to rig something up but no luck so far...

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paddyob
05-04-2013, 12:35 AM
Does anyone have this kind of setup? The eurobrace on my tank is too thick for the hose fittings. I went to home depot to see if thy had any 5/8 pvc elbows to rig something up but no luck so far...

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Glass euro brace ? If so you will have fun finding parts. Maybe try getting TLF phosban reactor elbows. I think that's the same size. PVC no chance.
Maybe though in the plumbing aisle they have those shark bite connectors for plumbing. That might be 5/8" too

If plastic just cut it.

dnizzle
05-04-2013, 01:19 AM
Ya I'm thinking about cutting he plastic fitting and somehow extending it with silicone and tubing.... Bad idea?

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paddyob
05-04-2013, 02:12 AM
Ya I'm thinking about cutting he plastic fitting and somehow extending it with silicone and tubing.... Bad idea?

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The plastic tank trim or the canister? If you can cut the tank trim it would easy.

dnizzle
05-04-2013, 02:25 AM
The tank eurobrace trim is unfortunately made of glass and not acrylic so I was planning on cutting the plastic hose 'holder' and extending it by attaching a hose or something to it

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Rogue951
06-28-2013, 06:24 PM
you should be able to find something at home depot/rona/wherever.
Don't look at the PVC section. They don't do smaller than 1/2", look at the irrigation and home plumbing (fridge ice maker hookup, etc) sections.

between the poly tubing and vinyl tubing you should find something to work around it.


Edit: way to check the date first. I'm sure you've found a solution by now.