Flexible tubing for canister filter

Wickette

Active Member
Member
Messages
266
Reaction score
76
Location
New York City suburbs
Experience
More than 10 years
Is there any tubing that will hold up long term and have some flexibility.

Clear and teflon enforced tubing from home depot is very rigid to begin with, its as hard as pipe after a year of nonstop use.

Is there an alternative? I need 3/4" ID tube (to fit standard 3/4" hose fittings).

The black corrugated tubing seems thing, would that work for a high pressure canister filter pump?
 

kallililly1973

Fishlore VIP
Member
Messages
9,649
Reaction score
9,338
Location
Rhode Island USA
Experience
Just started
Can u get replacement tubing the same size as your siphon tubing that will work on the canister filter. What kind of canister do you have?
 

Chanyi

Well Known
Member
Messages
891
Reaction score
938
Location
Forest City Ontario
Experience
More than 10 years
You can also buy thinner walled tubing from HD / Lowes / any hardware store that will stay flexible... at the cost of a weaker tube of course.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
OP
Wickette

Wickette

Active Member
Member
Messages
266
Reaction score
76
Location
New York City suburbs
Experience
More than 10 years
kallililly1973 said:
Can u get replacement tubing the same size as your siphon tubing that will work on the canister filter. What kind of canister do you have?
Its home made, the part in question is the tube connecting to both sides of a 660gph pond/fountain pump. Siphon tubing maxes out at 5/8" (1/2" most brands).
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
OP
Wickette

Wickette

Active Member
Member
Messages
266
Reaction score
76
Location
New York City suburbs
Experience
More than 10 years
Chanyi said:
You can also buy thinner walled tubing from HD / Lowes / any hardware store that will stay flexible... at the cost of a weaker tube of course.
At 3/4 ID 1/16" wall tubing isn't "supposed" to be kept under pressure. But yeah that's what Ill have to do and home it
doesnt burst if I dont find something appropriate.

Eheim sells tubing for their canisters, the thickest ID is thinner than I need but that material is superior to even then thing walled "flexible" pvc tubing from HD/Lowes.


Silicone tubing can't be bade that thick,but is as flexible as a jump rope. I think aquarium filter manufacturers use some blended material for their tubes to be so bendy.
 

Chanyi

Well Known
Member
Messages
891
Reaction score
938
Location
Forest City Ontario
Experience
More than 10 years
Just run some stainless hose clamps on the fitting.... our pumps / filters won't build enough pressure to break the tube itself, only blow the fittings... hose clamp should alleviate that.
 
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
OP
Wickette

Wickette

Active Member
Member
Messages
266
Reaction score
76
Location
New York City suburbs
Experience
More than 10 years
Chanyi said:
Just run some stainless hose clamps on the fitting.... our pumps / filters won't build enough pressure to break the tube itself, only blow the fittings... hose clamp should alleviate that.
I'm already using hose clamps, if the tubing fails, it will have to physically burst, its not slipping off the fittings. ,

I didnt have any luck finding thin walled 3/4" vinyl tubing. I ordered the same tubing ive been using, its slightly softer new.

The problem i hasnt been the tube leaking, they hardware store tubing is so rigid its physically lifting a 3 pound pump off shelf, its too big to be suspended by the fitting. its physically unscrewing the bezel in front of the impeller. tieing it down just make the fitting sockets crack (or the fitting snap if I dont use schedule 40 & up fittings).
 

New Threads

Similar Threads

Follow FishLore!

FishLore on Social Media

Online statistics

Members online
269
Guests online
3,252
Total visitors
3,521

Aquarium Photo Contests

Aquarium Calculator

Top Bottom