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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Clear spray bar

I saw some clear tubing I'm thinking about using to make a spray bar. How hard will it be to keep it clean? Will the water flow keep it from collecting algea, etc?
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It will get dirty, and I would imagine some algae would attach since it would be clear and allow light in. Not to mention other deposits. I wouldn't use clear for a spray bar.

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It'll probably get just as dirty as glass lily pipes.
Remember you see the dirt on the inside of your tubing.

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never seen a lily pipe is use, so I didn't know... thanks for the response
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I like clear. Yes it grows algae, but there are special brushes that make cleaning them a snap, and even if you don't clean them for a couple of months IMO they still look better than Eheim-green or Filstar-lightblue plastic pipes.


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i clean my reactor spray bar about once every 2 weeks.


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Care to show us your reactor spray bar design?

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nothing special really... this is a part of my old mini filter's spray bar connected to the reactor with silicon glue. it has small holes along the side. obsolete photo really during the testing period, as i rescaped my tank and put the reactor at the back of the tank.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y97...2Reactor01.jpg


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you guys might find this interesting.
http://www.clearpvcpipe.com/

it's like 8x the price of a regular pvc though.


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