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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2020, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement for Oase Biomaster Tubing

I got an Oase and find the tubing to be very stiff...and green! I would like the tubing to be clear.

Any suggestions for good 5/8" clear canister filter tubing?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2020, 09:04 PM
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Any 5/8" clear tubing will work at Home Depot or Lowes or somewhere.
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I really liked the "Chihiros Aquarium Tubing 3M Super Clear for Aquatic Filter System Tubing L 16/22" tubing that I got off of Amazon.

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I've been using this tubing for years and years and it's the best tubing you can buy.

https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/126/158

I like Durometer 50A but if you want a little stiffer you can go 70A. Will never kink until you get to really tight turns. Semi-clear is like a see through.

Here is a pic of semi-clear white. Opaque white is almost not see-through.

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I always went with Eheim tubing, but I'm sure there are clear options that have the same quality.
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Thanks to all. Much appreciated!

Good to know about the stiffness parameters.

My Oase tubing is very stiff. I could probably pole vault with it. A little more flex would be good. I need to keep from torquing my tank pipes.
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I've also been using the clear tubing from home depot without issue for years with my Eheims. Tubing whether it's filter or co2 really doesn't make any REAL difference for our purposes.
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I also use the Home Depot tubing . No problem for years .
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Suction cups with zip ties are your best friend for getting your lily pipes to stay straight. Even thin tubing has a bit of torque from being rolled up. These are life savers. Here are the suction cups I have... Mine are stuck to the glass on the outside of the tank below the level of the substrate so you can't see them.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Also - When you buy your clear tubes take a close look - some have the tubing specs stamped on them - kinda ruins the effect. Of course I cut mine before I realized, so can't return them. booo.

Bump: Suction cups with zip ties are your best friend for getting your lily pipes to stay straight. Even thin tubing has a bit of torque from being rolled up. These are life savers. Here are the suction cups I have... Mine are stuck to the glass on the outside of the tank below the level of the substrate so you can't see them.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0856WJMF4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Also - When you buy your clear tubes take a close look - some have the tubing specs stamped on them - kinda ruins the effect. Of course I cut mine before I realized, so can't return them. booo.
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