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Co2 Tubing. What's The Best Type To Use?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by rs18alpha, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. rs18alpha

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    I just got CO2 some proof tubing. It's black in color and it'a very rigid. I was using either silicone or just regular air line tubing. This type is very flexible and when I unscrew my bubble counter to refill it the tubing doesn't crimp like the hard black stuff.

    So, my question is. If I continue to use the regular flexible air line tubing, how long it last before I need to replace it??

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    I have never had a problem with regular air tubing, other than that when I use it for a year or so, and then try to remove it or re-route it, it is too rigid to work. I find silicone tubing lasts longer, but eventually it also gets too rigid. That has rarely bothered me, because I rarely leave any set-up unchanged for more than a year.
     
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    I like the blue silicone tubing. It's so flexible and easy to work with, plus it looks cool. But as Hoppy said, its lifespan seems to be about a year. At the points of connection is where it always failed me first. By fail I mean start to turn brittle. So after a few months its good to keep a close eye around the connection points

    Also it's not the best thing to use with push connect fittings because it tends to not hold a good seal. I guess because its so soft. At least in my experience the rigid stuff works best for push connects. (I hate push connects btw)

    I use co2 tubing on just about everything these days. Never used regular vinyl airline tubing so cant speak on that.
     
  4. rs18alpha

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    Thanks guys
     
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