about "GOOD GOD" dollars and "HOLY HELL" cents
it is very easy to avoid spending as much as i have though, just stick to barbs.
if you want clamps, get something like these
which work very well by sealing all the way around the tube (no "pinch zone") and are coated in a very durable black. love em.
i used those after i realized that my fittings were adding up... think about 10-20 bucks a pop and every place it connects you need one OR MORE. sometimes you want angle adapters, through-hole mounts for a drain, another for a fillport, then a three-way for where the fillport enters the loop... and another three-way for where the drain enters the loop... *SOB*
edit: look at mcmaster carr's clamps here: http://www.mcmaster.com/#hose-and-tube-clamps/=emhe3oEdited by Skoobs - 10/23/11 at 9:03pm