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The 1/4" on this is actually the outside diameter and the inside diameter will be 3/16". The dowel rod will not fit in the tube. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Specifically this one:
I want to use it as a pick-up tube in a ATO container I built.
The acrylic tubes will work perfect with the 1/4" john guest fittings! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This is hard rigid tube that is sold as 16" pieces (it doesn't roll up). If you ordered 32 for example, you would get 32x 16" pieces. Our flexible tubing is sold by the foot though, so if you ordered something like 32ft of our 1/4" RO tubing, that would come as a single rolled up 32ft piece.
16" of clear acrylic tube with 1/4" outside diameter. Perfect for making your own Kalk dripper or other 2 part reservoirs. These tubes will accept 1/4" push connect fittings.
How to cut:
To cut the tube we recommend using a new razor blade and score the outside of the tube where you want the cut to be. The scoring mark should be about half of the overall thickness of the tube. After scoring completely the tube should snap easily with a clean break. A little sandpaper can clean up any sharp edges or defects in the break.
If used for aquascaping we recommend using short sections to help stabilize the structure. You can use a small drill bit to recess the tube and then either secure both rocks together with either epoxy or super glue. We suggest using this rod to help secure your already semi-stable aquascape. Large sections of acrylic tube under the weight of the rock can may cause the tube to bend or break.
Didn't work out for me... By Chris on 12/6/2016Chris wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt seems like most people have had good luck with this, but I did not.
I tried using this with the 1/4" RO bulkhead fitting sold here at BRS, the BRS Top Off Doser (50 mL per minute) and a 5 gallon bucket (in the tank stand) controlled by a Reefkeeper controller. I installed the bulkhead in the lid with the rod inside the bucket in the hopes of being able to set a draw level that was near, but not right at the bottom of the bucket. I could not get this setup to maintain a prime and keep working. I had to change out this rod to a regular piece of 1/4" poly RO tubing and it's now working fine.
I tried two difference pieces of acrylic tubing (tried multiple cuts to make sure it was a clean/flat cut that would seal well in the bulkhead) and two different bulkheads...no luck. It may just be a limitation of the pump since the ID of the rod is significantly smaller than regular 1/4" RO tubing...perhaps the pump can't generate enough suction to draw reliably through the small diameter...or possible I just wasn't getting a good enough seal with the rod in the bulkhead...or maybe a combination of the two.
Had I know this wasn't going to work I would have just stuck to the original setup which was a regular piece of RO tubing sticking through a small hole in the bucket lid...
Great quality By Brian on 7/5/2016Brian would recommend this product to a friendThese work great! High quality product
Awesome By Randy on 4/13/2016Randy would recommend this product to a friendThis worked great as my tubing for my new OXO Dosing Containers
it's a tube! By Bruce on 4/10/2016Bruce would recommend this product to a friendGood tube, used it to make dosing containers out of the old 2 part containers. Tube is what it says and works well. Like that it's acrylic so any glue made for acrylic works to glue it. Only turn off was it looks like they busted off the pieces by just snapping it in two instead of cutting it so the ends are all jagged and rough,...mainly an inconvenience to cut off an inch at the end to get to sound material and give it a decent finish. one star off for the sharded ends.
perfect for you do-it-your-selfers By Stumpy the parakeet on 3/18/2016Stumpy the parakeet would recommend this product to a friendIts a tube, and it works. My review is now complete.
Great stuff By Robert on 2/6/2016Robert would recommend this product to a friendUsing it for aquascaping but I found more uses for it now
Great for pinning reef rock By Ronstopbl on 10/16/2015Ronstopbl would recommend this product to a friendEasy to cut and works great for pinning reef rock pieces together. A must for building aquascapes!
simple By David on 9/9/2015David would recommend this product to a friendsomewhat flexible plastic so its not fragile
Works Great! By Terri on 5/16/2015Terri would recommend this product to a friendUse this with the Push Connect Bulkhead Tank Adapter in the lid of a dosing container. The alk, ca and mag solution will be drawn up the tubing with no problem! I have 6 dosing containers for alk and ca, and they work great! Definitely worth getting these! Watch the video to learn how!
Handy By Jim on 12/30/2014Jim would recommend this product to a friendI use these to attach an airstone to a battery-operated pump that switches on automatically during a power outage. Place in tank when I go out of town.
Hard to find By Phillip on 12/12/2014Phillip would recommend this product to a friendI've looked for this stuff around town and not had any luck. Works great for DIY Kalk Drippers, Dosing containers, and top off containers (depending on size).
very handy! By Kris on 3/18/2014Kris would recommend this product to a friendthese are great for dosing with dosing pumps. I drilled a hole in the cap of my jug and used a push connector to hook it to the tubing.