Good product, packaging very poorly done! By Tom on 8/23/2016
Tom would recommend this product to a friend
The hose is fine, good quality, but they wrapped tight and tied it with tyraps so there were kinks in the bends and kinks where the traps were. 6 kinks in a four foot section. I stretched it over a broom handle for a week and left it in the sun and went on vacation. When I installed it today it still had kinks. I am looking for a better solution. The reason I buy reinforced hose is so it won't kink. Need more training for the packing and shipping department..
algae growth By Steve on 8/17/2016
Steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I need to replace these hoses. After about 6 months there is nasty algae growth since light penetrates them....and they're under the tank in the sump! Nastiness involved with these! When I turn the pumps off and on again, all kinds of white matter blast through my tank from the inside of these. never again.
Durable, a bit rigid By Bob F on 6/12/2016
Bob F would recommend this product to a friend
The product has thick walls and is strong. In fact, it took a bit of work to cut it to my required length. My only negative point, and it's actually not so much a complaint as an observation that may be of interest to some is that the walls are thick, which makes the tubing a bit rigid. On the 3/4" tubing, it's hard to make a sharp bend (under 6" radius roughly) without compressing the hose a bit.
1 + year later... By Join the Revolution on 3/30/2016
Join the Revolution wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Sounded good to the masses so I jumped on the bandwagon. In my next build- no way.
Pros: thick walled, somewhat inexpensive
Cons: light penetrates the inside and grows algae and slows flow/ ends harden and expand slightly in saltwater/ overkill for a reef plumbing system/ difficult to cut and work with.
No Kinks By Kane on 2/9/2016
Kane would recommend this product to a friend
Replaced my standard PVC tubing with this to eliminate kinks and collapsing of the tubing that restricted flow to my media reactors. Works much better now.
Very good quality By Jessica on 1/29/2016
Jessica would recommend this product to a friend
So I bought some of the 3/4" and 1" for various purposes. I use the 3/4" and a Sicce pump to do water changes and pump it 15 feet to a drain. I use the 1" for a return hose connected to my Vectra M1 It doesn't kink as easily as normal vinyl tubing and feels much more secure when connected to my return. It's worth the extra money.
Perfecto! By TheStarFishMan on 2/17/2015
TheStarFishMan would recommend this product to a friend
This tube is exactly what I wanted. Bought some at HD (another hardware store) and it was wrapped up so tight it was kinked. Very stiff could not straighten even with hot water. 12 feet from BRS and it came quick cost less and is very flexible and packaged without any kinks.
This stuff is just the ticket for me! Don't hesitate buy as much as you need assuming they have enough ;).
Works as advertised By Russell on 11/22/2014
Russell would recommend this product to a friend
Very stiff and tight around barb fitting. have to really work to get it over the barbs which makes me very comfortable it will not be coming off.
quality product By Chris on 5/6/2014
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
This tubing is very strong. It comes wound up but after a decent amount of use it will unravel (I've also heard warming the tube makes it easy to shape). I use this tubing for water changes and would order it in the future for sure.
Great hose By Trent on 4/8/2014
Trent would recommend this product to a friend
Is really hard to kink, and comes at a great price.