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clear pipe?????

Where is the cheapest place you fellow hobbyist have found clear pipe??? Not tubing actual hard stiff non bending pipe it's for a diy feeding dish idea I have.

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You could try www.tapplastics.com/


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You could try www.tapplastics.com/
Just how rich are you that you would spend 8+ dollars on a plastic pipe? We are diyers that means we are cheap butts :P if I wanted to spend $10 I'd buy a premade dish feeder on [Ebay Link Removed] the reason I'm looking to make my own is I have the tools and dishes already plus I need like 6... and a bigger plus is all the feeder tubes I find are to short... i want one that comes above the surface of the water and 22 cm just won't do that

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http://www.clearpvcpipe.com/

http://www.pvcfittingsonline.com/pip...-pvc-pipe.html

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I second pvcfittingsonline. They are about the cheapest online source for pvc that I have found. I ordered majority of my pvc parts for my garage project from them. Alot of odds and ends that others don't have. The other one I like is flexpvc.com. I actually found pvcfittings.com thru flexpvc.com

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Just how rich are you that you would spend 8+ dollars on a plastic pipe? We are diyers that means we are cheap butts :P if I wanted to spend $10 I'd buy a premade dish feeder on [Ebay Link Removed] the reason I'm looking to make my own is I have the tools and dishes already plus I need like 6... and a bigger plus is all the feeder tubes I find are to short... i want one that comes above the surface of the water and 22 cm just won't do that
Dude, Whats with your attitude. It was just a suggestion.


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Poke around some fish stores, especially older mom&pop types. Sometimes they will have a rack of thinwall acrylic tubing off in a corner. I think usually in ~3ft lengths, and maybe a couple dollars each.

The TAP plastic stuff is a bit more expensive, but it's pretty high quality, thick wall, polished, etc. If you want something pretty, that's probably the way to go. It might also work better for bending, as the thin wall tends to collapse, even when filled with salt.

Depending on the diameter, sometimes hobby stores (like trains, models, dioramas, etc.) will have little packages of plastic sheets, rods, tubes, etc. Probably styrene, but I'm not sure.

If you want bigger, cheap tubes, big-box hardware stores sell those clear plastic tubes for protecting fluorescent bulbs in the light department. Usually in 4' or longer, and just a bit bigger in diameter then T8 and T12 bulbs. pretty cheap too, but fairly flimsy.
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I just went to lowes and bought a florescent bulb cover... $2 and done lol cheap
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