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  1. #1

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    Why doesn't airline tubing come in one size everywhere? You get a roll that's nice, fits all your equipment and the next purchase elsewhere you end up with stuff that's so darned small one end might fit into an air pump but the other end won't fit your bubbler, sponge filter or a darned thing. I just spent 20 minutes tryng to get my airline tubing to fit my sponge filter.

    Airline tubing should not be like buying car parts.

    I will be buying all vinyl tubing after this and plastic is out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Why doesn't airline tubing come in one size everywhere? You get a roll that's nice, fits all your equipment and the next purchase elsewhere you end up with stuff that's so darned small one end might fit into an air pump but the other end won't fit your bubbler, sponge filter or a darned thing. I just spent 20 minutes tryng to get my airline tubing to fit my sponge filter.

    Airline tubing should not be like buying car parts.
    Gotta measure it in mm hobbsie ;)

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    I feel your pain...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

  4. #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Turkey
    Gotta measure it in mm hobbsie ;)
    You see airline tubing in 25 ft or 50 ft. Why isn't the stuff all standard sizes. I have no idea the size of my sponge filter thingie or my air pump thingie or my bubbler thingie.


  5. #5

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    I wonder if the tubing wasn't just cold, assuming you bought the right diameter. I soak the ends I'm going to connect in hot water out the tap for a few minutes to let it get soft. The tubing usually slips rights on and then shrinks to a nice tight fit.

  6. #6

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    You're gonna tell me this now after 4 years?

  7. #7

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    Assuming you directed that last post at me, I would have told you sooner had you posted about this problem sooner.

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    Hobbs.....sitting in the corner feeling very stupid!


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    You need a gift - Lady Hobbs Have a beer on me - sailor Fresh outta the Chesapeke...maybe..lol - jbeining75 happy 21st birthday yay - angelcakes Happy birthday! - Tigerbarb 
    Thanks for the congrats...decided to share my wealth LOL - Fishalicious For helping AC with profiles! - William Welcome Back xxx - Fishalicious Good to see you back on. Gotta give one for a local. - oldhead Have  beer on me! Its the weekend. - northernguy 
    Same to you! - NickFish Happy thanksgiving! Enjoy your algae stay away from turkey! : ) - The Red Severum For being so welcoming to a newbie. - Brookfish A Little Extra Luck For You! - Northernguy This one moves! LOL - Wild Turkey 
    For being a great contributor to the community - ILuvMyGoldBarb for driving participation in the forum - Gemini for breaking your winning streak - mrs fishpatrick here tuck in LOL - mrs fishpatrick FOR TEACHING ME SO MUCH - waterhog 
    Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - turkey151 Emphysema - Lung Cancer - Lung Disease - Multiple Sclerosis - turkey151 Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - Wild Turkey Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - Wild Turkey Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Wild Turkey 
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  10. #10

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    HA-HA! That picture is priceless! No need to feel stupid. I struggled with this at the beginning of the hobby and came across this trick in a manual. It reminds me the day/night I first set up my first Eheim filter and just assumed that a kitchen knife would be needed to cut through the filter tubing. I had to keep cutting small amounts as the cuts were very irregular. It was a nightmare to say the least trying to cut it with various knifes and a thin plastic cutting board as everything was in situ.

    Once month later I had to make some adjustments and reduce the length of the tubing...I was shocked and amazed how easy it was to do with normal scissors leaving nice clean, regular cuts. I felt pretty stupid when scissors would have been just fine in the beginning.

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