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Connecting aquarium tubing

What can i use to make one tube split into two directions?

Basically, i want to have two outflows in my aquarium using one filter.

Something in a Y shape (needs to fit 1" tubing). Links and/or pictures would be appreciated.
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http://flexpvc.com/

You can find pretty much every piece you need there.

http://flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cgi?pr...C-Wyes_TrueWye

or

http://flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cgi?pr...side-outlet-90

I think those are what you're looking for.
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Thanks for the links. The "true wye" is what i was looking for.

Could i connect flexible pvc pipe to the wye? Is flexible pvc smooth on the inside? Is it fish-safe?

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Flexible PVC is fish safe and can be glued/cemented into normal PVC fittings like regular PVC pipe. However, you should note that it's not really that flexible (can flex a little to accommodate slight curves but can't turn tight corners like normal tubing). If you're looking to split regular vinyl tubing you can either stick 1" hose barbs (http://flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cgi?ca...gs-Slip-Spigot) into each opening of the PVC wye or just use one of these:

http://www.marinedepot.com/Insert_Y_...FT7955-vi.html


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Yesss that part from marine depot is what i was looking for in the first place. Thanks!
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