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Here's a neat little trick of mine.....
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shan
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)13:55    Post subject: Here's a neat little trick of mine..... Reply with quote

I didn't want to see the clear air tubing in my tank (or wanted to see less of it) so I decided to camoflauge it a little.
To do this I took this stuff called "shrink tube" (it's used to wrap electrical wires for safety).
I think Home Depot sells it, if not any electrical store will. Make sure you get the proper diameter or it won't work right (diameter should be just a little bigger than the diameter of the tubing). They also make different colors, I chose black.

Just put it around the air hose and heat it with a cigarette lighter and wha-la ! instant camoflauge..... Wink
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PostPosted: 2003.05.25(Sun)14:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Electrical tape?


I just use a tinted tank sealant (silicone), preferably black, and it hides the tubes quite well.


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PostPosted: 2003.05.26(Mon)7:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky, that sounds kind of messy. Next time try the "shrink tube" or electrical tape, it works great. Take care.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.26(Mon)9:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be leary of the electrical tape. The glue melts at not that high temp, shrink wrap would be the way to go.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.26(Mon)15:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irons wrote:
I'd be leary of the electrical tape.


I was just wondering if that was what they were talking about.....


It actually isn't that messy. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2003.05.27(Tue)21:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Electrical tape will work also. I've used it. At 76 degrees it gets softer, but doesn't actually disipate into the water (or go anywhere).
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PostPosted: 2003.06.01(Sun)20:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think that electrical tape would unravel eventually from the water.
Also is the heat shrink fish safe? If it is, thats a good idea. You could color coordinate the tank. If the tubing goes behind something blue, just use blue h.s.
Hmmmm, we use a lot of it at work......

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PostPosted: 2003.06.04(Wed)17:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exaclty Shawn.
And yes, it is safe (the shrink tube), just rinse it off after you heat with a lighter (I would anyways).
It works fantastic.
I would think you could also use fuel line hose, which you could buy at the auto store. It's already black and it's also a rubber hose. I don't know if would fit on the pump/stones nozzles, etc., but you could always use clamps for that.
Have fun. Wink
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PostPosted: 2003.06.05(Thu)8:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get vinyl and poly hoses in various colors I recently found out.
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