An aquarium needs a lot of oxygen because of the fish and corals living in it, but let's not forget about carbon dioxide (or CO2 for short), too. Plants need CO2 as much as animals need oxygen. However, CO2 is usually not as abundant in supply in an aquarium compared to oxygen. This is why there are different types of equipment that regulate the CO2 levels within an aquarium
, and then pump out an ample supply of CO2 when the levels are too low.
To make sure that whatever CO2 supply is not wasted, the CO2 from the supply pump should get to the water without leaking out. The only way to prevent the leaking is by using high-quality tubing such as the CO2-Proof Tubing from Pet Store
. This blue tube, sold by the foot, is made of polyurethane, a material that has the durability and strength of metal and the elasticity and versatility of rubber. It is a synthetic and flexible material often used for baby toys and jumbo jets, and everything in between.
To use the CO2-Proof Tubing, soften the tubing's ends first before connecting it to the supply pump and to other devices as well, such as CO2 regulators and check valves.
CO2-Proof Tubing (Blue)
CO2-Proof Tubing - Normal airline tubing can lose up to 20% of CO2 through its membrane. Silicone tubing reacts w/ CO2 and render it less efficient (thus the silicone hardening over time under CO2 usage). Our special CO2 Resistant Tubing loses less than 1% of CO2. Also perfect for saltwater use (eg: Kalkreaktor). Rated Class I for both CO2 and saltwater applications. Unlike other so-called CO2 Tubing which is rigid, ours is soft and flexible. Choose between transparent green, transparent blue and black. 4/6mm ID/OD.
Can also be used as an upgrade from regular air line tubing for air pumps and their accessories where kinking or extreme weather temps are a problem. This tubing will fit all 3/16" airstones and manifolds we carry.
**Variations of this product can be found in many online stores. The version we carry is of the highest quality. Although this item is eligible for price matching under our Low Price Guarantee, please be certain the product you want to price match is the same make and model.