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Old 09-01-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Black PVC pipe

Anybody know where I can get some 1" black PVC pipe?

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Old 09-01-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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i couldnt find any i used grey conduit pipe
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:21 PM   #3
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you can use pvc primer... at least I have seen others use that

gives it a nice purple color
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Try ABS pipe, it is usually black in color.
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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crabs is it electrical conduit pipe?

if it is GET RID OF IT
electrical conduit can and WILL leech some nasty chemicals in to the water
regular pvc and pvc dwv (drain,waste,vent) will not
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Old 09-02-2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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I recently seen some at the Home Depot. Though it was a little more expensive then the white.I also noticed that it didn't get much bigger then 3 inches. But you may have better luck.
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. The reason I want to keep it black is so it blends into the tank with the back painted black. The pipe will run down beside the megaflow tower.

GTIMANiac I'm not familiar wiith ABS pipe. What is it?

greatgman Good info. I was considering electrical conduit. Do you mean the black sewer pipe is reef safe(as long as its not used )?

Skuseman I'll check in at Home Depot. I just need about 5' of 1".


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Old 09-10-2005, 07:08 PM   #8
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I asked my uncle plumber... black pvc is used for sewage disposal in homes so it does not have to be drinking safe... and plumbers NEVER use it for drinking water pipes. They only use the white pvc. Something about the chemicles used when compressing the plastic pelets into the shapes.
I figure if a plumber won't use black for MY water supply, it isn't good enough for my fish! Instead I put aquarium sealant and pressed the substrate in firmly. After a couple of days to cure fully, a really good rinse, it was ready. Ready made cave for the fishies and camo'd.
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Old 09-10-2005, 08:44 PM   #9
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I'm glad you found that out. Cause now I will not make that mistake when I am ready to make my caves.I'm currently trying to be an expert in electronics. I've made my moonlight setup twice now. Pretty soon it'll be a new project to mess around with.
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there are many suppliers of black PVC..
check out this thread..
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...threadid=53387
you should be able to find whatever you need..
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