Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by Sobo's Reef, Dec 27, 2017.
Anyone know of a good place for colored PVC pipe? Looking to do Orange piping and black fittings
Beware of color ... the vast majority of pigments used in plastic materials resistant to pressure and temperature are metal oxides. Some are very toxic.
For use in aquariums it is advisable to clarify which pigment is used, preferably before use.
Well Bulk Reef Supply sells them so I’m assuming theirs are okay... I’ve never used them from there or at all for that matter. Was just trying to see if anywhere sells it by the foot a little cheaper then BRS. Thanks for the input tho! I’ll be on the lookout!
Home Depot. Search furniture grade pvc.
I get my colored piping from Aqurium Speciality.
Do they carry it in store?
I've never seen it in any store. Probably online only. You might be able to have them send it for pickup at your local store to avoid shipping charges.
No only online. But way cheaper then BRS
I haven’t ordered any but I’m starting my build next month and will be choosing red with grey connection from BRS. Not to many connection or Unions/Valves in color.
Where did you see the grey connections from BRS? I decided to go orange and grey but can’t seem to find grey fittings (elbows and 45 degree elbows)
Schedule 80 is grey. That's what most of your union and valves are rated at
Oh duh I never thought of that nor have I used them Lol thank you!
Sch 80 fittings will work with sch 40 pipe so you can use them with the colored sch 40 pipe that BRS has
Amazon has formufit colorled pipe and some fittings like elbows.
Is colored pipe purely for aesthetics?
yep its under Sch 80. A little more pricey but not like the color pvc at BRS.
Home Depot online for the pipe is the cheapest I found. Its pretty much Formufit.
If you want black elbows and tees you can get them at formufit.com or BRS. They will be a little expensive, but they will be similar in price to all the main Sch80 grey fittings which are better quality. Sch80 also has way more connections and fittings. This way if you need a unique part like a wye fitting with 1" in and 2 3/4" out you could realistically find it. That type of fitting doesn't exist in Sch40 black.
If you want orange valves the only ones I found are made by GF. https://www.amazon.com/GF-Piping-Systems-Socket-Threaded/dp/B00AM6KJAS They are expensive.
Good luck with your build.
Another vote for http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/
Worked great for me, prices were reasonable.
That looks amazing! Love this!!!
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