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Running airline tubing neatly?

Im setting up an aquarium right now, and am in the process of trying to find a way to neatly run the airline tubing right up the corner of the tank.

I was going to simply glue it, but this seems like a bad idea.

I got some solid plastic tubing i might silicone to the corner, then run the airline tubing through the rigid stuff.

Anyone have any other ideas on running it neatly in the corner?? im rather anal about stuff like this

Also i have some Permatex Ultra Black RTV Silicone gasket maker.
Would this be safe to use inside the aquarium?? or would it leech chemicals into the water that will kill my fish?
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Get some thin plastic tubing and use the tubing itself as the airline. I did that with glass tubing for the CO2 set up in my 37G. Just attach the softer vinyl tubing when you bring the airline into the aquarium and to make the final connection to your air device in the aquarium.

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I've used the rigid inside the airline tubing, used suction cups to secure, and it worked great except for a bit of backpressure on the airpump (non-planted tank).
I've also used tall plants to try and hide those things.

Personally I wouldn't trust the gasket maker.
I've used either aquarium silicone or GE type 1 silicone.

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ok but what about this gasket maker stuff i have, can i use it? is it safe?

or epoxy, i also have some 2 part epoxy that comes in a double srynge.... is this stuff safe to use?
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I found an MSDS on the gasket maker .

if this will work, i think the biggest question is will it stick?
it doesnt say sealant or adhesive... just gasket maker.
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ok heres what ive done.
Taken a bubble wand, and cut it to the right size, then run an airline tube inside of it, so it wont blow bubbles, then using some contact cement, i glued the airline tubing INSIDE of the tips of the bubble wand.... so i can connect my airline to one side , then the other and run it to my inner tank bubble wand
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