Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
Can i use stanless steal clamps in my sump

I had my return line pop off if my pump in my sump at 3am flooding my living room then three days later had my intake hose pop off of my skimmer pump flooding it again. Can u use stainless steal clamps to secure them? Didn't know if the saltwater on the metal would affect my fish
__________________

__________________
Irishfanrock34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andrew McFadden's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: johnstown, ohio
Posts: 7,919
I have them on my freshwater sump but in saltwater it probably wont work out.
__________________

__________________
Andrew McFadden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
AquaShark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sunshine state
Posts: 116
Im unsure if you could use metal clamps but im pretty sure they make plastic ones as well and those should work just as well.
__________________
AquaShark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
phishfriend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH,VA
Posts: 1,527
I work with those clamps every day. Don't do it. They are made of 18/8 grade stainless which is the lowest quality there is. It will start to corrode in time
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
phishfriend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
DannyBWell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by AquaShark View Post
Im unsure if you could use metal clamps but im pretty sure they make plastic ones as well and those should work just as well.
I agree use zip ties they're safe to use and should hold just fine
__________________
DannyBWell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
Yeah zip ties are what I tried and just didn't tighten the flex hose and the hose popped off in the middle of the night and flooded my living room. And I can't find any plastic clamps at any store around here. Looks like I will have to ditch the flex hose and use PVC pipe
__________________
Irishfanrock34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2013, 01:07 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
DannyBWell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 180
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishfanrock34 View Post
Yeah zip ties are what I tried and just didn't tighten the flex hose and the hose popped off in the middle of the night and flooded my living room. And I can't find any plastic clamps at any store around here. Looks like I will have to ditch the flex hose and use PVC pipe
Did you use industrial zip ties they are much stronger and you can get them really right by taking a pliers and taking the excess and pulling as hard as you can it makes a really nice fit if that doesn't work definitely go to PVC
__________________
DannyBWell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 01:36 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 20
Industrial strength zip ties are available at Heating and Air-conditioner supply houses.
Marine grade stainless steal clamps are available at boating and marine supply houses and plumbing supply houses..
Various plastic clamps are available at landscaping, irrigation and swimming pool supply houses. Some of them will have marine grade stainless steel clamps as well.

The big box stores, Lowe's, HD, etc. Usually sell lower end items, even their "Pro- Grade" labeled stuff is low end "pro."

Swimming pool parts have to handle high pressures and concentrated chlorine, pool supply houses are a great source for other wise hard to find items, and prices are usually cheaper than similar things marketed specifically at aquarists and sold in specialty stores and pet shops..
__________________

__________________
notmrjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clam, sump, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.