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clear pvc? from where?

I need to assemble a reactor before my Filstar comes in. Neither Lowes nor Home Depot carry it, and I want to be able to see what goes on.

If you know where I can get it fast, or if you have any I could purchase, let me know
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Be forewarned that clear PVC does not come cheap. Most online places make you order several feet at $4-$5 per foot. I believe www.aquaticeco.com is one place that lets you order only one foot, but of course it's more expensive that way.


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And you don't need clear PVC. My design works just fine with plain old white.
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I found another supplier of clear and black PVC, they do make you buy 5 ft min though.

http://savko.com

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Clear polycarbonate. Available from Tap Plastics and they'll cut it to any length you want...price wise, it's around $8/foot.

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after searching for days, i finally went to my local big al's and purchased a python replacement vac. it's just the pvc suction tube (36" long) and a short piece of tube but it was under $20 which was cheap in comparison to finding it anywhere else.
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after searching for days, i finally went to my local big al's and purchased a python replacement vac. it's just the pvc suction tube (36" long) and a short piece of tube but it was under $20 which was cheap in comparison to finding it anywhere else.

The Python tube is not even close to Schedule 40 PVC. In fact I highly doubt it's PVC at all.

If you are going to build an external reactor then either pay the $$$ for a piece of clear Scheudle 40 or just use white.
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Clear polycarbonate. Available from Tap Plastics and they'll cut it to any length you want...price wise, it's around $8/foot.

Polycarbonate is a different size than PVC. Yeah I know they both say 2" or whatever but PVC fittings will not fit the polycarbonate. Been there, done that.
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Very true, it's a tad smaller even though they state the OD is a different size. Even though that's the case, you can still use it. How would I know...been there and done it myself. Still running the same reactor to this day.


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The Python tube is not even close to Schedule 40 PVC. In fact I highly doubt it's PVC at all.

If you are going to build an external reactor then either pay the $$$ for a piece of clear Scheudle 40 or just use white.
meh, whateva, it works
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That is a perfect looking reactor!

Unfortunately my patience is extremely thin, so I broke down and bought standard ugly stuff from lowes. I couldn't believe they didn't have these brass fittings in polymer!



I had to go outside tonight (fumes!) to glue it together so that I could be able to try it out tomorrow, that's why its such a mess :
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run some water through it tomorrow and let it sit for a few days, it looks like you have some excess primer and glue on there. Better safe then sorry


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What size barbed fittings do you need? I have most sizes in plastic or can get them very quickly.
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