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Old 06-25-2016, 12:08 AM
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Plumbing issue - at wits end

Helping my buddy set up his tank. Everything is up and running, but the return hose is leaking where it goes into the sump. Finally got it to stop leaking from the hose connected to the bulkhead under the tank...

I only have one hose clamp. Had to cut the end of the hose off but the hose is on TIGHT. Suggestions?



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Old 06-25-2016, 01:03 AM
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I am 98% sure it is the stupid ribbing in the hose. The drip is coming down through the rib.

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I am 98% sure it is the stupid ribbing in the hose. The drip is coming down through the rib.

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Same thing happened to me. The ribs do not allow a flush seal. I purchased a shorter hose at a pool supply store problem solved.
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Old 06-25-2016, 07:58 AM
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I just noticed that Tapatalk put this in the Technical Support forum. Sorry Josh... I need to download the Reefs.com app! Not a big fan of Tapatalk.
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You can buy a replacement hose cuff it's called if I remember correct then cut the hose to length. The new cuff basically screws onto the ribs of the hose.
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Where can I buy a hose cuff? I plan on going to Home Depot/Lowes on my way to Reefapalooza to see if I can find a piece of hose with the braided string that is the right diameter. Also will pick up some plastic hose clamps.
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I had to order it online. A pool supply store may have it. The problem is, the hose I'm using and probably yours is a bit smaller than the standard size so it's not as easy to find.
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Yeah, that is another problem. Hopefully I find something at Lowes/Home Depot... Tank is almost set up. Just need to resolve this leak, tweak his skimmer then he can have fun aquascaping!

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