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I'm a little confuse on size. I'm getting an Apogee swiftech gtz, swiftech pump, and swiftech res. they all say 3/8 id. So what size tubing should I get?
    
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i would get 1/2inch
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1/2 id?
    
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If it is 3/8" inner diameter, that probably means that the fittings are all 1/2" outerdiameter and you want to match that 1/2" with the tightest fit you can get. 7/16" inner diameter tubing is probably the best fit. You may have to heat the ends with hot water or even a lighter to get them to fit, but when it comes to safety, your system will love you for getting the tighter fitting tubing. 1/2" inner diameter tubing may well slip off sometime if you don't clamp it down. Even if you do, it's not the safest choice. I would suggest 7/16" inner diameter tubing because the last thing anyone needs, is a fried system that has water on it.
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Whats 3/8 ID? is it the barbs?
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If it is 3/8" inner diameter, that probably means that the fittings are all 1/2" outerdiameter and you want to match that 1/2" with the tightest fit you can get. 7/16" inner diameter tubing is probably the best fit. You may have to heat the ends with hot water or even a lighter to get them to fit, but when it comes to safety, your system will love you for getting the tighter fitting tubing. 1/2" inner diameter tubing may well slip off sometime if you don't clamp it down. Even if you do, it's not the safest choice. I would suggest 7/16" inner diameter tubing because the last thing anyone needs, is a fried system that has water on it.
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ty so much + rep.
    
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Have fun with the setup!
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