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Old 06-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #221
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I prefer PVC. Easy to put together and cut. The tubing just turns into a pain.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #222
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I prefer PVC. Easy to put together and cut. The tubing just turns into a pain.
How come it becomes a pain Hank? Am I ok with using the return line as vinyl... It is basically a straight shot?

Also, the bulkheads are "barbed" on the ends, will this accept slip on PVC?
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Over time tubing can get dead spots in them in corners and need adjusted. I move mine some just in case every couple of months. I have no clue about bulkheads and can't help you there.
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Over time tubing can get dead spots in them in corners and need adjusted. I move mine some just in case every couple of months. I have no clue about bulkheads and can't help you there.
Ok thank you. Only reason I'm asking is because if there is a way to manipulate the tubing to have basically gentle curves as opposed to sharp angles to the sump with PVC, wouldn't that eliminate the risk of dead spots, as well as any loss of flow?
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Not when we are talking about the vinyl settling into place. I'm not an expert on it, just recall the info that was presented over a year ago. A google search might be a good assistance in the matter.
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So I think I may settle with braided vinyl... After speaking to my LFS, google, and BRS, my mind
is made up. As always, I appreciate the response Hank.
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Just got an order placed at BRS, for some tubing, clamps, and some DIY framing and corner pieces so I can cross that off the list.

Random, but anyone know how long USPS Priority takes to ship lol?
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Is it better to use plastic or wood shims when leveling a tank stand? Seems like the wood would be more forgiving when settling but plastic would be the better option...?
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I've never used plastic shims in my life, always wood.
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