White Soft Silicone Tubing (Sold by the Foot)

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Why does BRS recommend this?


For ultra-quiet plumbing a small section of silicone tubing is key. We recommend at least a small piece to isolate pumps from the ridged plumbing. Silicone tubing can kink fairly easily, so it isn’t the best to use in locations with hard bends, however by using a small piece in a straight section of plumbing can soak up almost all vibrations from return pumps and cut down on noise dramatically.

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Sold by the Foot.

Why does BRS recommend this?

For ultra-quiet plumbing a small section of silicone tubing is key. We recommend at least a small piece to isolate pumps from the ridged plumbing. Silicone tubing can kink fairly easily, so it isn’t the best to use in locations with hard bends, however by using a small piece in a straight section of plumbing can soak up almost all vibrations from return pumps and cut down on noise dramatically.

White Soft Silicone Tubing (Sold by the Foot)

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3/8" Inside Diameter
SKU: 210947
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1/2" Inside Diameter
SKU: 207891
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3/4" Inside Diameter
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Hello what is the OD of the 1/2 inch ID silicone tubing?
Question by: Anthony on Jul 25, 2016 1:50:00 PM
Hi there,
The OD is just around 11/16” and the ID is exactly ½”.
Answer by: Charlie Onan (Admin) on Jul 25, 2016 2:35:00 PM
Hi...
Can this tubing (1" id) be used right off the return pump barb adapter to connect directly to the return overflow pipe instead of using vinyl? Can it handle 800-1000gph without bursting? I don't want clear tubing because of algae growth and the only vinyl tubing I can find in black with a 1" id is pond tubing and is not flexible at all. In fact, while trying to service my return pump, because the tubing is so rigid, it broke the seal on the bulkhead. I am looking for something more flexible to work with. My run goes right from the pump to the bulkhead piping from the overflow.
Question by: Jesse on Dec 4, 2016 9:34:00 PM
Hey there! You can utilize silicone tubing directly on a barbed fitting, however I would recommend hose clamps to help secure the tube to the fitting while under pressure. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 21, 2016 11:36:00 AM
Can you provide the wall thickness of SKU: 207892 (3/4" ID) and SKU: 207891 (1/2 ID)
Question by: Daniel Etzel on Feb 10, 2016 8:14:00 AM
Great question!
These will have 1/8" wall thickness on average. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 10, 2016 12:29:00 PM
I have the 1/2 Mur-lok RO Inline Ball Valve Push Connect that come with the BRS deluxe GFO reactor, what size tubing goes into those. Is it the 3/4. Also I assume if you want 6ft you put 6 on the quantity as well.
Question by: Jeremy Bock on Apr 27, 2016 11:41:00 PM
Great question!
Mur lok fittings will not work with Soft tubing. You will either need Polyethylene tubing (under RO tubing in the 1/2" size) If you prefer to use soft tubing it will be 1/2" and you can use a mur lok stem x barb adapter. Quantity 6 will receive one 6' tube.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/mur-lok-stem-adapter-tube-x-hose-stem.html
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 28, 2016 11:14:00 AM
Can I use this from my overflow bulkheads to my sump? (Drain lines)
Question by: John on Feb 26, 2017 12:58:00 AM
Hey there,
While the silicone hose is quite a bit more expensive than alternatives, if you wish to you, you certainly can use it for your drain lines.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Feb 27, 2017 5:21:00 PM
Hi BRS
What is the correct size ratchet clip to use with the 1inch inside diameter silicone tubing?
Thanks in advance. Similar question submitted in the ratchet clamp section.
Question by: Jack S on Mar 7, 2016 10:38:00 PM
Great question!
We use the 1" clamp with 1" silicone tubing. Pressing the end of the clamp together with pliers will be needed to make a complete connection. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 10, 2016 2:00:00 PM
How long is a short piece of 1" id tubing ( in and out of an iwaki pump ) for vibration reduction?
Question by: Jim on Mar 8, 2016 8:05:00 PM
Great question!
We find the longer segment of soft tubing the greater the reduction. Up to 6" of tubing can be used to help with keeping vibration down. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 10, 2016 2:47:00 PM
What diameter fis what barb? What tubing Inneed for a 3/4 inch barb? The 3/4?
Question by: Andres on Jan 18, 2017 10:55:00 AM
Awesome question! For 3/4" barbed fittings, you will need 3/4" tubing. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jan 19, 2017 2:42:00 PM
Hi I was wondering what the maximum psi capability would be for the tubing (1" is what i am purchasing) as well as the expected life expectancy and replacement cycle. Additionally what is the potential for tubing failure by breach (that could be bad!)
Question by: Robert on Apr 19, 2016 11:08:00 PM
Great question!
Soft Tubing is not rated for much PSI (In the range of 10-30 PSI) These will last for years in the aquarium but 5 year replacement would be necessary. Additionally as long as used in aquarium applications the tubing will work great!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 26, 2016 1:25:00 PM
I want to build a diy peristaltic pump. Would your hose work well for that?
Question by: Mike on Apr 21, 2016 6:47:00 PM
Not really, You would need some type of surgical tubing which will last and be much more consistent and accurate.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 26, 2016 4:28:00 PM
How flexible is this hose? I would like to use it for water changes. Is it a suitable product for this purpose?

Thanks
Question by: jim on Dec 20, 2013 10:54:00 AM
Hey Jim,
The silicone tubing is super flexible, even more flexible then upbraided vinyl tubing and without being warmed up as well so I don't see any reason why you couldn't use silicone tubing for that.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 20, 2013 10:54:00 AM
White Soft Silicone Tubing. How does this tubing work for reef drain hose to the sump from an over the back CPR overflow box? Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Richard
Question by: Richard Nelms on Dec 27, 2013 6:47:00 PM
Hi Richard,
It can be used where just about any flexible tubing would be used. Its benefit is largely that its really soft (which reduces vibration) so most folks just use a short length to connect to there pumps to reduce noise, though there is no reason you can't use it for longer runs.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 27, 2013 6:47:00 PM

Full Details

Four Sizes Available - Sold by the foot. Just enter how many feet you need, and we will send you a single piece that long. 

  • 3/8" ID - Works great for replacement air tubing on most protein skimmers.
  • 1/2" ID - Perfect for reactors, small return pumps, and other low flow equipment
  • 3/4" ID - One of the most common return pump plumbing sizes
  • 1.0" ID - Great for high flow return pump applications

 

High quality silicon tubing usually used between pumps and hard plumbing to help reduce vibration. Soft tubing will help dampen the vibration thus reducing the noise.

  • More resilient than natural rubber tubing
  • Popular choice for peristaltic pumps
  • Maintains flexibility over time
  • Use with barbed fittings

 

Specifications

  • Temperature Range: -94° to 392° F
  • Tubing won't impart taste or odor
  • Use with water, air, and food and beverage.
  • Tubing is made from FDA-compliant resins. Material meets ASTM D2000. Tubing can be sterilized with steam (autoclaving) and radiation.
  • 1/16" Wall Thickness

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  • Well worth the purchase By Joe on 1/12/2017

    I replaced some standard braided vinyl tubing on my Eheim 1262 return pump, set the pump on a silicone trivet and has literally turned my return silent! the loudest part of my system is now my skimmer which is still very quiet, I will never use anything else. Thank you BRS for introducing me to this!
  • very useful By saltchip on 5/20/2016

    This tubing is very useful when making tight bends. Much better than multiple elbows. High quality, food grade I am happy with it.
  • BETTER THAN VINYL By GEORGE on 3/16/2016

    It's soft silicone,but is thick and does transfer some vibrations at short length from a cobalt 1200 pump
  • Great stuff By troy on 1/26/2016

    The 1in is less flexible then the silicone tubing that comes with the vertex omega 130 skimmer air line but much better the vynl line
  • awesome By ncfishguy on 1/18/2016

    wow made a huge difference in the noise from my return pump so much quieter now
  • Amazing By Adam on 1/8/2016

    I heard about using silicon tubing to quiet down pump noise on a Youtube video by BRS. I was skeptical but tried it. it works great. My setup has never been quieter. I have a 75-gallon tank, with the pumps and apparatus in the basement. Still, vibration crept up the PVC and resonated in the stand. The silicon tubing made a huge improvement. This was some of the best money I have spent on my aquarium. If you value quiet, get some of this tubing.
  • Why Wasn't I Told About This Before! By Chris B on 11/5/2015

    After using hard pipes and PVC braided tubing for all of my sumps for over 15 years, I seemed to be chasing the pump drone in almost all of them. This stuff eliminated 95% of noise, and the tip of putting an OXO silicone dish pad under it (thanks to BRS video suggestion) it's dead silent! I'll be swapping all of my sump pumps to this ASAP.
  • Easy to work with By Paul on 6/27/2015

    Finally found a clamp that fit the 3/4 size its tefen acetal snap grip hose clamp 26mm b0060g3y70,.
  • Get this By ASeattle on 6/9/2015

    Silicone dampens vibrations and reduces transmission of noise. Also very flexible and holds up well without kinking. Because the diameter can expand a bit, starting a siphon may be difficult but not impossible.
  • Great Product By David on 4/5/2015

    This should be considered essential for your plumbing jobs. Easily should be considered the standard.
  • Best stuff to use By Bruce on 3/18/2015

    I was using other hose to run from my pumps to pvc mounted in my cabinet and had to make a big loop to keep from transmitting vibration to the cabinet. this hose is soft enough I could make a straight run saving room and really cleaning up my sump area while quieting down the system. Only drawback was I ordered the plastic ratchet clamps and they do not cinch down far enough to work with this as the OD is too small to work with them,...had to use Zip ties
  • The Best Hose By Far By Jose on 3/16/2015

    Very flexible to an extreme and doesn't kink as easily as standard vinyl tubing. Noise levels have decreased because it's not as rigid as the standard tubing.
    This tubing may cost more, but is well worth the investment...