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Tygon Silver Antimicrobial Tubing

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by mulm, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. mulm

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    No Need

    Hi,

    Tygon products are wonderful. :)

    I do not think it is necessary to go to the additional cost.

    Effectively the crud that builds up in our tubing is another level of filtration. :gw

    Every few years or however often you wish you can always clean the tubing with sodium per carbonate or Potassium Permanganate (in place) or remove the tubing and use a 20:1 5% bleach solution.

    Biollante
     
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    Biollante, you really like that PP stuff don't you. :D

    I'm more of a 30% H2O2 kind of person, but they both work well to clean pipes.

    I could not agree more.
     
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    I wish I could go a month...much less years without cleaning my tubing. I have about an 8 foot run from my tank to my canister and have a significant (30%+) drop in flow after only a couple weeks work of scum in the lines. If this product can double the time between cleanings it would be well worth the money to me.
     
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    @mulm- Let's Talk @ argnom- Yeah I Like PP A Lot

    Hi,

    Then by all means use the Tygon product, I have always been happy with Tygon products. :cool:

    The problem I see is that sooner or later these hoses will gunk up as well. :gw

    I think somewhere along the way you are going to need to address the flow issue. I do not know what you are using for pumps or filters but a few possibilities leap to mind:

    1. lack of oomph (technical term) from a pump ;)
    2. obstruction(s)
    3. more gunk (another technical term) coming in than your system can handle
    4. a design flaw
    5. some combination of the above
    6. a conspiracy of inter-galactic proportions :rolleyes:

    Before spending money on expensive tubing that may or may not solve the problem, why not talk about your system? :)

    @ argnom- It is not that I think potassium permanganates, KMnO4 (PP) are perfect for every situation, I do think it is one of the best overall, consistently effective treatments available and it is cheap! I use 35% H2O2 as well though it has a couple of drawbacks and not the overall efficacy of PP. :cool:

    Biollante
     
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