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Ok so its about time to do some good overhauling of my loop and just feel like doing a nice cleaning. I was wondering what are the benefits and disadvantages of the different tubing sizes. Currently I run 7/16 x 5/8 tubing on 1/2in barbs. This is a tight enough fit I don't really need clamps. What would be the advantage of running 1/2inch x 3/4 tubing? Plus which brands do you guys prefer. Currently I use primochill and like it.

Also, if I wanted to run compression fittings which would be the better choice.
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7/16 x 5/8 tubing on 1/2in barbs
Thats just the way to go.

You can get compresions for 7/16 x 5/8, IMO 1/2" tube looks really clumsy.

I have had 1/2 tube before and there was no temp difference.

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Thats just the way to go.

You can get compresions for 7/16 x 5/8, IMO 1/2" tube looks really clumsy.

I have had 1/2 tube before and there was no temp difference.

Awesome thanks for the info.

Now the hard part the color. To go with white again or go with blue or possibly clear with blue dye....haha.
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Awesome thanks for the info.

Now the hard part the color. To go with white again or go with blue or possibly clear with blue dye....haha.
Well If you want Dye it has be Mayhems. (Others can and will flame me, it doesnt break down like others)
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Best to go with no dye. Why risk gunking your loop up? If you want color just go with the color tubing you want. I agree with Andrew, 7/16" tubing on 7/16" CFings looks awesome. He convinced me awhile back to get my 7/16" CFs and they look so much better than my friends 1/2" stuff. As far as tubing I use Primochill and I've seen no reason not to like it. Tygon has some advantages but I don't like the print on the tubing and to be honest it's more money for little to no real gains. If you're using Primochill though, just remember that it's anti-microbial and reports are it reacts strangely with PTNuke and other drops. I use a killcoil in mine and haven't noticed any clouding or growth. Granted, my loop has been running for long so this might change. When I did my research before I setup my stuff I looked at lots of test systems and no one could show any temp differences between 1/2" and 7/16" tubing and fittings. Just my opinion but I think the 7/16" looks better. Anyway, this is just my two cents.
    
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no dye, just go colored tubing... dye will always settle/gunk/stain i mean the color is an additive, eventually all dye will settle/dye/gunk and IMHO its either 7/16" tubing on 1/2" barbs or compression fittings, no other options
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So is the best set up 7/16 ID tubing on a 1/2 bard/compression fitting ?
     
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post #8 of 11
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Actually we have some ppl testing the mayhems dyes on here. Wermad being one of them. They are supposed to be gunk/stain free except their uv pink. But yeah I know the whole dye is bad blah blah I was one of those preachers too. Anyway thanks for all the advice guys.
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I feel that dye is like any other product. if there is a problem with it then it either going to be fixed or it will be discontinued. Dye is still here so apparently it gets enough sells to warrant it be produced. the reason why people think its so bad is they are only seeing the bad reviews. When you have a problem with something you post a thread saying this is wrong what do i do almost every time. but when an install goes smooth you only sometimes post a thread saying woo this product is amazing. this kinda causes the opinions to lean towards the bad side because this is mostly what people read, bad reviews. Mayhems is putting a lot of research into their dyes and they are quick to respond to any thread on here concerning their dye. I personally don't think its the dyes fault more of the fault of the end user for not installing correctly or mixing it chemicals that cause a reaction.
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I'm a fan of 3/8ID 5/8OD. Larger tubing has no real benefit.
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