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    I only run a little bit of clear vinyl tubing just to reduce any vibration

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    Quote Originally Posted by xj_matt View Post
    Lol, I was thinking the same thing
    +1, every 6 months I take out a majority of my tubing for cleaning/maintenance. It alwyas has a brown slime from bacteria (vinegar dosing.)

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    I only run a little bit of clear vinyl tubing just to reduce any vibration
    I use spa flex for the same reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrpark22000 View Post
    +1, every 6 months I take out a majority of my tubing for cleaning/maintenance. It alwyas has a brown slime from bacteria (vinegar dosing.)



    I use spa flex for the same reason.
    do we have to clean them ? i havent touched those tubes in over 2 years or so i think
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    "It’s going to look like yellow green brown poop from algae and other slime that will grow in it..."

    Thinking that pretty much solved that. Grey schedule 40, red fittings it is!!! I will isolate the pump with a little hose...done. Last tank was running for a year. Will PVC have to be taken apart at some point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    do we have to clean them ? i havent touched those tubes in over 2 years or so i think
    Needed, no. My system is tight, so a few pipes have to come out to get all the pumps out, a few more unions coming apart is nothing. It allows me to check union orings wearing out and check for critters living in the pipes slowing flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conchman View Post
    "Itís going to look like yellow green brown poop from algae and other slime that will grow in it..."

    Thinking that pretty much solved that. Grey schedule 40, red fittings it is!!! I will isolate the pump with a little hose...done. Last tank was running for a year. Will PVC have to be taken apart at some point?
    FYI, they charge an arm and a leg got furniture grade fittings (colors). My plan for my current build is schedule 40 white and I purchased a few cans of Krylon red and grey spray paint.

    Food for thought anyway..

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