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Old 03-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Return hose?

so my pump has a 1" outlet.... i was thinking about using clear vinyl hose to hook up my return back to my tank.

is this a bad idea? should i just use hard pvc pipe?

if i do use the vinyl pipe, are there special hose clamps? cuz the ones i was using before seemed to rust
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I'm using clear vinyl. I've already cleaned it twice, and this time I couldn't get all the algae out. I may be switching back to PVC, since it won't let light in.
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yeah thats what i was thinking.... algae sucks.... im gonna try to get solid hose.... (like the fluval ones).... or maybe the green ehiem hose might work better than just straight clear
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Hose is a lot better than pvc ,less flow restriction
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I use vinyl. Since the sump is under the tank and in the cabinet, I don't have to worry about light.
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I use vinyl. Since the sump is under the tank and in the cabinet, I don't have to worry about light.
no refugium light?
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If it's just a sump then he doesn't have chaeto/a refugium
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If it's just a sump then he doesn't have chaeto/a refugium

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