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Rigid Thinwall Tubing

Anybody know where to get the clear rigid tubing? Back in the day I use to buy it to make siphons. They had various sizes available and every store carried it. Now it seems very few (make that none) stores sell it. So. Any ideas?

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I think I know of which you speak. Look in the three on-line stores Petsmountain Petco or Petsmart and put that name into search "rigid thinwalled tubing". I ordered some a while back and can't remember which one it was from.

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You could always check out US Plastic (http://www.usplastic.com/) for a price comparison. I've gotten Tygon tubing from them before and it was way cheaper than ordering it elsewhere.
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Another on-line option (with the drawback of shipping charges and the waiting game).
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Yeah I saw the ones at petmountain but was hoping a local type store would carry it. Guess I'll get it online.

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You could always check out US Plastic (http://www.usplastic.com/) for a price comparison. I've gotten Tygon tubing from them before and it was way cheaper than ordering it elsewhere.
Tygon tubing is flexible vinyl tubing, not rigid tubing. Rigid is stiff like a plastic model kit.

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"Anybody know where to get the clear rigid tubing? Back in the day, I use to buy it to make siphons. They had various sizes available and every store carried it. Now it seems very few (make that none) stores sell it. So, any ideas?"
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Wide variety of diameters of rigid-thinwall tube/tubing, 36" lengths. Very good prices, too. Jehmco.com has lots and lots of neat stuff.

http://www.jehmco.com/html/tubing.html#Rigid tubing

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I have purchased acrylic tubes from Ebay. There is at least one vendor there who sells a variety of sizes. I had a very good shopping experience when I bought mine.

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Tygon tubing is flexible vinyl tubing, not rigid tubing. Rigid is stiff like a plastic model kit.
I'm well aware that Tygon isn't a rigid-walled tubing.

I said that I got Tygon from them before because they were cheaper than anywhere else, so I suggested checking out their prices to compare with others before ordering from another website.
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Probably not much help, but sometimes poking around the older locally-owned stores and I'll find a rack. Might even be worth asking the people working there, I've seen a place or two that had some hiddden/behind the counter.

Are you looking to make a siphon, or do something else with it?

Would the fluorescent bulb protecters work? it's not as rigid, but it's cheap.
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if you're just using it to siphon, you can get tubing from lowes or home depot. this stuff is really soft though and kinks easily. i've only used this stuff to get water from the tank to the sink.

for my canister, usually a LFS will sell tubing by the foot.

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MiSo, I like the rigid on each end of my siphons. Been using pretty much the same one for 34 years. Not bad for about $3 in materials. I've bought and tried many others but this is my favorite. BTW I found a local that had some for $1.29 a stick. I bought an assortment of ten. Good deal for me at a store I like. Just way to far from me.

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