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Old 10-10-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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Blue filter tubing

Does anyone know where to get some dark blue filter tubing (standard size) in the UK please?!
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:46 PM   #2
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Are you talking about your RO filter tubing? If so, I got mine from a local water supply store that sells RO units, water conditioners, etc... I am sure you can find something similiar in the UK.
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Old 10-11-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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Not RO - standard Eheim filter tubing, but blue, not green :P
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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Is it just vinyl tubing? You can get it from a hardware store if so.

I have never had an Eheim unit so I am shooting in the dark here.

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Old 10-11-2004, 09:26 PM   #5
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When I get the filter tubing, if I do get it from a non-fish place, do I have to be careful about the material etc. so that I make sure it's perfectly safe for aquarium use?
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:29 PM   #6
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Well...

If it is just plain jane vinyl, plastic, or PVC tubing then it is fine. If it says something like "mildew resistent" or "fungus resistent" stay away from that.
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:36 PM   #7
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So normal PVC tubing (has to be bendy though!) will be ok? No special type of PVC or anything?
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Old 10-11-2004, 09:54 PM   #8
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So normal PVC tubing (has to be bendy though!) will be ok? No special type of PVC or anything?
PVC isn't flexible but yes that is what just about all people use for return lines to the tank including me. I use a vinyl tube for my overflow.
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Looks like it's going to be vinyl then, because it needs to be flexible
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Polyethelyne also works, its flexible, but a fair bit stiffer than vinyl. Used on ice makers/RO units, etc, but commonly not found in bigger dimensions.

I use vinyl for my return, PVC for my overflow
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