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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2005, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Safe to use Braided PVC?

Hello,

I am in the process of building the JH style CO2 reactor. I could not find any clear PVC for the reaction/bio ball chamber. I picked up a section of clear braided PVC instead. This material has a distinct smell unlike regular PVC (which, to me is essentially odorless). Is this stuff safe to use? I got the idea from some entrepreneur on ebay who was building these things and then auctioning them off. The material looked the same with this guy's reaction chamber.

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As long as it's rated for potable water there shouldn't be any problem using it for an aquarium.

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Just use standard white PVC. There is no reason to have clear PVC other than pure vanity.
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If it is clear and it is braided, then isn't it hose rather than rigid pvc? I agree with Rex, plain old white pvc is just fine...clear if you can source it...


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