It should work, even the clear ones. Good thing about black is you don't see the sludge buildup.
the lee's black pond hose also comes in 1/2" id. replace that awful green eheim tubing and be done with it. i use it with the quick disconnects, it's fairly thin walled (maybe a tad thicker than the eheim tubing).Do they have the black ones in 1/2"? I dunno why Eheim had to come up with 2 different size hoses
There are two different wall thickness of the vinyl ones from the hardware stores. Just make sure your fittings can accomodate the added thickness.