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U-Tube with Directional Return 1/2 inch - 3/4 inch

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U-tube with Directional Return. Will accept  1/2" or 3/4" (inside diameter) vinyl tubing.

Note: This will not work with neither 1/2" nor 3/4" ball-socket fittings.



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Is the U spacing wide enough to fit over eurobracing?
What is the distance between the two pipes?
Asked : Nov 25, 2017
By : Sascha
 
 
 
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Yes, the U-tube is suitable for tank rims up to 3" wide.
Answered : Jan 04, 2018
By : Robert, Garden Grove
 
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What is the maximum flow rate?
Hi, I've got this product set up on my aquarium (the larger version) but I'm wondering if you know what the maximum flow rate that will pass through it is? I'd also like to know who the manufacturer is. Thanks
Asked : May 24, 2017
By : Jim, Marin
 
 
 
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The manufacturer's information on these U-tubes is proprietary. These U-tubes can handle the flow rate from any size pump they are capable of fitting on. They don't have a functional flow rate limit. The flow rate is limited by the overflow drain, not the outlet tube.
Answered : Apr 26, 2018
By : Felicia
 
 
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Fits 1/2" tubing just fine

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PROS
Unless you fab one yourself, this is the only one I could find for this diameter hose
CONS
None
REVIEW
Exactly what I needed. I was worried it might not fit 1/2" ID tubing, since one of the reviews complained about that. You just need to come in at an angle and work the tubing on. It's definitely a tight fit, but I was able to get it on in a few minutes.
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5.0
Fits my needs

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Inexpensive, well made, directional
CONS
May be unstable
REVIEW
Seems reasonably well built. Great price. Nice directional return. Mine even stays put, but I could certainly see where it may not depending on how your tank is made
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U-Tube

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PROS
Directional head
CONS
unstable without a suction cup
REVIEW
Good product really like the directional head.Needs suction cup but solved this with a piece of pipe foam insulation on rim of tank keeps it very stable.
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5.0
Great product!

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It does come to size and the build is nice.
CONS
Its missing some suction cups or a way to hold it stable on the rim of any tank.
REVIEW
Works great for people who dont have a drilled tank and wanna save some cash.
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4.0
It's almost perfect
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Durable, easy to use
CONS
doesn't fit 1/2 inch tubing as described
REVIEW
The desciption of this item says it fits 1/2 inch tubing, but mine did not. I could not for the life of me get the tubing around it, so I had to buy a piece of 5/8 inch tubing and a 1/2 to 5/8 inch adapter to allow the connection. The tube is great, just wish I didn't have to spend another $10 to ge...Read More
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4.0
Works for what I need it to do
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Directional head
CONS
No suction cup
REVIEW
I believe this should’ve come with a suction cup or something to hold onto the side of my tank. I was able to use an old one from an old heater that I had laying around. Other than that it works for my return line. No issues there.
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OK product
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Good price
CONS
Soft uneven molded plastic very hard to use clamps, can leak
REVIEW
OK product but very soft uneven plastic, when clamping they collapse allowing water to leak, had to throw one of the two I purchased away. Luckily Marine Depot is sending me a replacement but I’m not going to use these.
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