RFG Size and Fitment

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I first ordered the 3/4" and it was too big for my current locline. Then I ordered the 1/2", and now it's too small. Am I missing a piece to connect these???

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I first ordered the 3/4" and it was too big for my current locline. Then I ordered the 1/2", and now it's too small. Am I missing a piece to connect these???

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Looks like you have a non- loc-line branded modular hose. Unfortunately the RFG nozzle will only attach directly to genuine Loc-Line.
The good news is I may have an adapter that will help you adapter the 1/2in RFG to this style of loc-line. We have created a number of adapters that convert the RFG nozzles to metric hose sizes - we are just not listed on our website yet.

Can you provide me with a bit of info about that modular hose?
  1. Did it come with you tank or overflow and if so what brand is it

  2. If you have a set of calipers, can you give me an outer diameter measurement. Inches or millimeters will work
    If you don't have calipers, just photo of the end of the line next to ruler should do.

  3. If you still have the 3/4in RFG can you also take a photo of that nozzle next to the modular hose you have.

  4. and finally, if you purchased directly from us, can you PM me your Order number. if you ordered from one of our resellers, can you PM me your address.
Thank you!
 
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1. You're absolutely right! I didn't even know generic loc-lines existed. Mine came with the tank as a reef-ready setup by All Glass Aquarium.

2. The outer diameter from edge to edge is 23mm, but measured from the fattest part of the ball, it's 25mm.

3. Unfortunately, I returned the 3/4" version, which was probably the version I should be using. Ugh.

4. I purchased from a reseller. Will send pm.

Thank you

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There are actually quite a few different brands of modular hose. We have samples of at least 4 or 5 different brands.

When I get to the office tomorrow morning, I'll compare our samples to your photos and get it figured out. We should have an adapter for this. If not, then we'll take this opportunity to create a new one :)
 
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There are actually quite a few different brands of modular hose. We have samples of at least 4 or 5 different brands.

When I get to the office tomorrow morning, I'll compare our samples to your photos and get it figured out. We should have an adapter for this. If not, then we'll take this opportunity to create a new one :)

Awesome! Thanks
 

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@tygger - can you give me one more pic with the ball end over the ruler? I have a few different modular hoses here that may be correct but the connection end look different
 

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I think i have this piece - it may be a Snap-loc hose that has very similar dimensions. The one i have is more like 27mm outer dimension on the ball side.

I already have an adapter that will allow a 3/4in RFG nozzle to attach to it but not the1/2in - at least not yet. Once we verify the size you have i can create the adapter to fit it.
 
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The ball end is the side where the RFG would connect, correct? This isn't accurate enough, I measured 25-27mm... hard to make sure cards are perpendicular. I'll go pick up a caliper tomorrow and report back.

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Just wanted to say thanks to VCA for awesome customer support. Received the adapters for my non-locline branded modular hose. Here are some pics for reference. 20180404_090214-resized-1024.jpg 20180404_085913-resized-1024.jpg 20180404_090441-resized-1024.jpg

 

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Just wanted to say thanks to VCA for awesome customer support. Received the adapters for my non-locline branded modular hose. Here are some pics for reference. 20180404_090214-resized-1024.jpg 20180404_085913-resized-1024.jpg 20180404_090441-resized-1024.jpg

Thank for the positive review!

These adapters are now available on our site. This is our 27mm (3/4in) Snaploc to 3/4in RFG Adapter.
https://vividcreativeaquatics.com/shop/27mm-snap-loc-to-3-4in-rfg-loc-line-adapter/

If you have Snaploc instead of Loc-line modular hose, these might be an easier alternative to replacing the entire hose. We also have a few other sizes that are not yet on the site, such as an adapters forthe modular hose used in @Waterbox Aquariums and the 1/2in J.YIPIN.M modular hose.

Have a non-Loc-Line brand modular hose but want to use the RFGs in your tank? contact us and we'll work with you to create an adapter.
 

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