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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Question CO2 Tubing?

Can you use regular airline tubing for DIY CO2's? If not, will silicone airline tubing work? If not, is there a special CO2 tubing? Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 07:37 PM
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A lot of folks would suggest a search on this topic to get your answers...but, for now, in a word, yes, any hose will do, but there will be some leakage.

Most recent long thread on this:
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...light=co2+tube

Rex sells clippard hose (very good stuff) for $0.70 a foot if you want a source for the "real" stuff. He sells some other gadgets as well.

That said, I'd go with regular airline over silicon if you don't go the specialized route.


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For DIY (or any low pressure line for that matter) use what you have. Don't spend a penny more on any other type of tubing. It won't make any substantial difference.

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