Work Great By Russ K. on 7/3/2015
Russ K. would recommend this product to a friend
These work great! I love that you can actually get them onto existing tube without having the disconnect the tube - they can open over and around the tube. I did notice a few negatives in other reviews, so I wanted to provide some tips.
For tightening I use Channel Locks. You can easily set them to get the best grip when tightening the clamp. I go until I think it's tight, then I see if I can get one more click.
For removing them - because there are multiple interlocking layers of teeth, you can't simply pry it. So instead of trying to pull the clamp open (pulling outward left and right), I actually grab each end and push one up and one down. Basically its as if you want to change the shape of the clamp from a circle around the tube to a spiral. Once you push the teeth enough so that they are no longer inside each other, it opens very easily.
Good By Turf on 4/9/2015
Turf would recommend this product to a friend
I wouldn't say they are as good as a metal clamp for tightening but they don't rust.which made them better in my mind. Worked well for two years, just had to go and reclamp them tighter after awhile which is normal for metal too.
Negative... good luck getting it apart if you need to. I'd suggest just having a few extra on hand and cut the old one off.
good clamp but limited range By Bruce on 3/18/2015
Bruce would recommend this product to a friend
Bought these to use with the soft silicone tubing. They don't cinch down far enough to tighten up on it. They will probably work well with reinforced vinyl tubing that is thicker walled.
...good clamp if you have tubing in a relative size, I had to get out the old zip ties.
Functions well By Pine on 2/26/2015
Pine would recommend this product to a friend
I use these for 1" reinforced flexible tubing. They grip very well, but you need a plier to close them. Also, I can't open them without using tools. It's very difficult to find an alternative for saltwater. There are other sources for these, but it's trial and error finding the right fit. Incremental differences in tubing I.D., O.D., flexibility and the diameter of the pump outlet caused me to go through several sizes from another source before just going back to BRS. So much for trying to save on shipping!
Always buy more than you think you need! By Alec on 1/15/2015
Alec would recommend this product to a friend
First of all, they are much much cheaper than anywhere else. At less than a dollar, you can't go wrong. However, the shipping fee might kill the deal if you don't order more than $175. My advice is to buy MORE than you think you need when adding to an existing order. You will find out this works so well that you can use them for a lot of other places.
I ordered 10 1/2", 10 3/4" and 10 1". I never got to use the 1/2" because they are tiny. I used a couple 1". Those 3/4"? I used them all up right away and had to wait for my next big purchase to buy them. This time I ordered 20.
Works By daniekor on 1/13/2015
daniekor would recommend this product to a friend
Works. One inch is very hard to close with your hands though.
hard to find correct sizes By Jim on 10/22/2014
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased hoping it would work on 1-1/4 inch tubing, but too large even when fully closed
Secure clamp, good quality By Shaun on 7/9/2014
Shaun would recommend this product to a friend
Used to secure vinyl tubing to the output barb on a couple of return pumps. (I use vinyl tube between pump and pvc plumbing to make it easy to disconnect and clean pump.) Clamps securely with no leaks and hasn't failed in the 7 months I have been using them. These are not available at my local hardware stores.
Nice Fit, No Leak By Marc on 6/9/2014
Marc would recommend this product to a friend
I used the 1 inch clamp with 1 inch soft silicone tubing and a 1 inch schedule 40 PVC barb adapter. I used channel lock pliers to ratchet the clamp to a nice snug fit with no leaks. I'm very happy with this product.
Good quality but still have not found a use By Justin on 5/27/2014
Justin wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought both the 1/2" and the 3/4" versions. I found them to be very durably made, good quality, but I have yet to find a hose combination and barb in which they fit.
Good quality clamp for In sump use By Mike on 3/22/2014
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Really impressed didn't think it would get tight but it did! Impressive
Some problems By Scott on 7/15/2013
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
3/4" will not allow full clamp down unless you use a shim of some kind and very hard to separate. Even with all that still safest material to use in my aquarium.
quick and easy! By James on 3/25/2013
James would recommend this product to a friend
These work for now, but I ordered both 1 and 3/4 inch sizes for my sump, they are holding water with no leaks, but long term I may need to find another style
Does not fit 1/2 tubing By Rob on 3/25/2013
Rob wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
These clamps were too big to cinch tightly over my 1/2 ID aquarium tube.
seems like they should work well By Brad on 1/23/2013
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
I dont have water in the system yet, but they should work well. The only problem is, is that you need the next size up for whatever hose your using. Either that or BRS sent me the wrong ones. I have a 1" drain and a 3/4" return. So I ordered the 1" and 3/4" braided nylon tubing as well as the 1" and 3/4" clamps. I had to use the supposed 1" clamp for the 3/4" tubing. Im going to contact BRS tomorrow about this as they might already be closed. But i definitely recommend on buying a variety of sizes to be sure you have the right ones. But these should work just fine and not cause leaks like vanisher says he had a problem with. If you cant get them quite tight enough by hand just use some pliers to get a few more clicks on it. Dont squeeze too hard or yes you can break them as they are just plastic. But theres no reason they can make a good seal, or your have pressure thats more than what you should even be having in the lines.
Not that great By vanisher on 9/14/2012
vanisher wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I love BRS, and their recommendations are 99.999% spot on, but these I have to disagree with.
Yes, I agree plastic (pvc, abs, bla bla) is better than metal for reefing.
However, these couldn't get a tight clamp for the life of them.
I used the screw tighten metal ones, and guess what, the leaks stopped.
I guess I'll be replacing the metal ones every now and then. For now I get to return these.
Great alternative to metal By Nicholas on 8/7/2012
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
These are highly suggested when used around salt water. I couldn't find these locally either.
Hard to find By Nicholas on 8/7/2012
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
I couldn't find this product anywhere local to me. They're great clamps when you need to use them in close proximity to saltwater.
Will not fit "two little fishes" ball valve. By David on 7/29/2012
David wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I purchased these to make a more secure union between my 1/2 inch tubing and the various valves and fittings I would be using. I chose the "two little fishes" brand for my valves. The 1/2" tubing I purchased fit perfect onto the valve, however the 1/2" da her will not close enough to tighten the tubing to the valve, even though it is tightened to the max. It just spins round and round very loose on the tubing. Just to let you know.
nice to have By Tim on 5/31/2012
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
great to be able to get these instead of the metal screw drive ones. thanks BRS
Works Perfectly By Arteom on 2/18/2012
Arteom would recommend this product to a friend
Just what I needed. Perfectly safe for a reef tank, no need to worry about rusting metal, and at around a buck a piece (As of 2/2012) its a no brainier! Simply snaps together, and slides apart just as easy! Remember this works on 13/16" - 3/4" OUTER Diameter tubing.
I suggest ordering a few more than you need & in various sizes, you'll find a use for them, trust me!
Not @ Home Depot By Mark on 2/17/2012
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Yet one more of the many unique items you just can't find at the big box store that is absolutely necessary for reefing.
Plastic > Metal By Dustin on 2/13/2012
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
Plastic is the way to go around saltwater. Not only are these clips sturdy I also don't have to worry about the idea of rust getting in my system. I also don't have to worry about the headache involved in taking it back off!
the best hose clamp hand down... By Dan "Deva" on 1/23/2012
Dan "Deva" would recommend this product to a friend
summary says it all. this is a very good product. I would highly suggest it to any one looking for a hose clamp. easy to install and you even can remove it! don't even think about using metal hose clamps as they rust even out of the water line grab a few of these guys. the price is right too!
Works fine! By Chad on 8/24/2011
Chad would recommend this product to a friend
These clamps fit perfect on 1/2" tubing. Perhaps the previous review was trying to fit the clamps on 1/2" outer diameter tubing? In any case these fit snugly and leak free on standard 1/2" I.D. tubing.
Depends on diameter of barb By Perry on 7/1/2011
Perry would recommend this product to a friend
Depends on the diameter of the hose when on certain barbs, like metric, it can be hard to get to snap. I wish they would carry smaller sizes, 1/4, 3/16, 3/8 etc. Beats the heck out of tie wraps and hose clamps.
Great Product By Daniel on 6/10/2011
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased a 3/4" tube clamps from another company and they would not fit. They fit over the tube but would not fit over where i needed them to clamp down, so i ordered them from Bulk Reef Supply and they worked perfect. They work great over the connection where it is a little wider than the 3/4". Thanks Bulk Reef Supply for giving us great products at a great price.
Works on Spa-Flex By GMGQ on 5/19/2011
GMGQ would recommend this product to a friend
I bought a few of these to cinch up the barbed connections to 1" spa-flex PVC tubing, and these work great.
Did not work with TLF150 By Gary on 5/19/2011
Gary wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought a few of these to clamp down the 1/2" hose on my TLF150 reactor. However even when closed all the way, these 1/2" clamps were too big! The vinyl hose I'm using has pretty thick walls too.
It's Awesome By ANTONIO on 5/19/2011
ANTONIO would recommend this product to a friend
I used to use metal hose clamps and man! the rust is bad news. The clamps are strong and have a strong grip. its the only way to go.
Best kind of clamp for saltwater! By email@example.com on 1/27/2011
firstname.lastname@example.org would recommend this product to a friend
This definitely the best clamp for a saltwater tank. Easy to use and won't rust. To get the clamp as tight as possible cinch the last little bit with a pair of channel lock pliers. If you ever need to take it off then use a pair of needle nose and a flat head to push the teeth apart vertically and it will release. I use them on pressurized and non-pressurized lines with no problems.
Good alternative to worm drive clamps By Ray on 3/1/2010
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
Anyone who has tried to save a buck using hardware store metal worm drive clamps or worse, zip ties to hold their hoses in place know these are both imperfect solutions. The worm drive clamps begin to rust within a week of installation making them almost imposable to remove. Using zip ties can create a pinch/kink in the hose at the barb end causing leaks and are by nature not reusable. These ratchet clamps are both reusable and provide even pressure around the full circumference of the barb. I now use ratchet clamps exclusively for all of my hose plumbing and have not had a leak yet.