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  1. Unhappy Alternative to Rigid Tubing

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    I have a 10 gallon fry tank that i have been doing daily water changes in with a airline tube. The issue with this i have to remove all decor to get the bare bottom clean as possible.

    Well as i am not able to see all angles at all times to avoid hurting any fry i was hoping to buy some rigid tubing and not have to remove any decor.

    The problem with this is the only place i can find it is online and for a .83 cent item they want to charge 8 or 9 dollars in shipping...insane!

    Is there anything else that is similar to rigid tubing that would be easy to find?
    Because if i use the option of not removing any decor then the waste goes under the decor and i am wasting my time...

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    I'm not too sure I'm completely understanding here, but what about a normal gravel vac that has the larger rigid tube on the end of it

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    0 Not allowed!
    The fry tank is bare bottom. And I don't use a gravel vacuum because as careful as i try to be..i still usually have at least one fry who gets sucked through my airline tube into the bucket and it wouldn't survive going through a gravel vacuum.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I know what you mean. Petsmart by my house stocks that regularly. For about 1$.... I think she wants to be able to have a gravel vac type end while using an air line tube as to not suck fry
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    Yes i have found it online at but when i call my petsmart they tell me they don't carry it in the store ...same with my petco.

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    Request they order it in for you.

    They may have this at an Ace hardware store. Or order it in.

    Might try a big box store by the irrigation tubing, they could have something water safe and rigid there.

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    0 Not allowed! don't want to use a gravel vac, you want rigid tubing for your airline tube? They sell those for under gravel filters. Little rigid parts that connect to the airstone, I've seen them from 6-18" long.

    Best bet would be to order what you want online honestly.
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