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black air tubing. win & fail :P


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have been thinking how much i dislike the horrid clear air tubing i have (which goes white & nasty looking after a couple of weeks) & wondered if there was such a thing as black tubing. one ebay search later & lo & behold there is my black airline!! thinking i'd found something special i return to kokos & typed in a search, only to discover it had been mentioned here before... in 2005. i am soooo cutting edge! :rockon oh well, black tubing is on its way :D

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The black tubing is stealthy. I've heard good things about it, though I've never used it as I tend to just replace airline since its so cheap. There are a few Petsmarts in my area that stock it though, so anyone interested in it could check that out too.

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I use the black tubing and it looks really nice! I got it at petsmart. I have the same problem as Ashlee, the clear suction cups turn white/green with algae.

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they make black suction cups to go with the black tubing. they work out kinda pricey for what they are at around $1.50 each to import :blink: but i've never seen them available in stores here in australia

http://www.ebay.com....984.m1497.l2649

the same seller i bought my tubing from also has them. i mistakenly bought mine from a different seller, altho slightly cheaper in price i lost my shipping discount! :oops:

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i can see how rigid tubing would be beneficial, i hate how mine keeps popping out of the gravel as i try to bury it! again, rigid tubing is something i'm yet to come across. will be installing a bubble wall once my black tubing arrives so we'll see how that works out. i have seen the rigid bubble wall that comes with suction caps. that looks like it would work well too...

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I also have the black tubing and am waiting for the new pet s mart to open near me this weekend :) :) :) to pick up some more ;) I also found black suction cups at my pet supplies plus but they are a bit pricey I think around $5 for 3 :( but well worth it ;)

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Clear rigid tubing is awesome though. Unlike regular tubing I have never had biofilm develop on rigid tubing. Of course you will still need pieces of normal tubing for flexible areas, but I can live with that :D

interesting, I may need to try some. The biofilm drives me absolutely insane!

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Love the stealthy black tubing!! As I looked over I just noticed I have one white piece of tubing still in there...gotta go see if I have more black!!!!

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