black air line tubing

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    baddfish scrubber fan!

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    Does anyone use the black tubing? I have a problem with that real thin, snotty build up in the air tube from my overflow. Its almost transparent, so its hard to see it building up in there. I'm amazed at how much of that stuff I clean out of a 4ft length of tubing. I use a blue tubing now, and keep it out of the light as much as possible. Just wondering if the black stuff helps at all?
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    I've seen it,but I don't use it,but i would have to imagine it would all but eliminate anything growing inside....no light=no growth
     
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    I use it to keep my overflow primed and have had ZERO problems (with the tubing)...:mrgreen:
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    That is what it is used for.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    My LFS uses it....it's friggin' expensive (at least the ones I've found). I needed a lot since my tank's 6 ft long and the sump is in the next room. But the lfs loves it....less headloss because there are no sharp 90 degree bends. Definitely worth getting. Plus yes, no light = no algae.
     
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    Reefrookie Not so new anymore! VIP Member

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    Same here, works great!
     
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    baddfish scrubber fan!

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    thanks you all...I think I'm going to have to give it a try.
     
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