Thread: Alternative to Rigid Tubing
08-03-2012, 09:38 PM #1
Alternative to Rigid Tubing
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...
08-03-2012, 10:22 PM #2
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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08-03-2012, 11:09 PM #3
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.
08-03-2012, 11:11 PM #4
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 fryKING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
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08-03-2012, 11:20 PM #5
Yes i have found it online at petsmart.com but when i call my petsmart they tell me they don't carry it in the store ...same with my petco.
08-04-2012, 02:34 AM #6
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.
08-04-2012, 02:40 PM #7
So....you 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.Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?