Originally Posted by Systemlord
Originally Posted by Sistum Id
Reading the details of this tubing it says it's "Anti-Microbial". What makes it anti-microbial? Is the inside of the tubing coated with this anti-microbial stuff?
If you are referring to Danger Den tubing the "Anti-Microbial" is molded in when the tubing is formed.
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I'm pretty sure that the PC LRT Tubing is also anti-microbial. Since this is the case maybe on some
of the fails it's user error by using PT Nuke in a line that already has anti-microbials involved. Kind of like taking one french fry that comes with the correct amount of ketchup pre-applied and then covering it with even more of the stuff. It's gonna inevitably be a soggy mess in short order.
Sorry if this example isn't the best, it's what I could come up with at the spur of the moment.
Basically, unless you know the amount of Algaecide used in these tubings it's probably not a good idea to add more, just try to reduce the amount of natural light your system sees with clear tubing. Whereas if you have a dark tube like Black, you don't want to leave it where natural sunlight will contribute to the heat build up in the lines. They use black for solar displays for a reason. It's not for its reflective properties. I don't know about the White tubing but I suppose I'm going to find out though. Another thought I had was that anti-corrosion additives may have a negative effect on the algaecide preloaded into the tubing. So it's something to be aware of. I'm not saying don't use the stuff, just to be aware that the levels used may need to be worked out to lessen the speed at which the tubing clouds.
The Watts tubing clouding however sounds to me like environmental clouding. For one or more reasons listed above. Werms environment may be more reasonable to the Watts tubing than Claytons environment. So some of the clouding going on could be due to these issues. It's difficult to tell from related experiences what the exact issue is, if one is looking in this haystack from the outside looking in.
Obviously this only weeds out a minor amount of instances having issues here but it at least shines a bit of perspective on the issue.