View Full Version : Hose Clamps

05-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Any ideas on how to connect hoses in your sump and anywhere else with out using stainless steel hose clamps. These things start to rust so quickly. I don't want to make everything PVC or hard plumbed. any ideas on what product or methods I should use.

static reef
05-03-2013, 08:59 AM
They do make plastic clamps but they don't really tighten that well. I know it sucks but just keep replacing them every once in a while

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05-03-2013, 09:03 AM
I get the heavy duty hose clamps from NAPA. They are some kind of plastic composit and last a good while, as long as you are not putting them off and on all the time.

05-04-2013, 11:16 AM
If you want the plastic clamps like they sell on bulk reef supply, I have several. Depends on the size you need. They are the black plastic removable ones that have teeth like a zip tie. Mine seem to be holding very well.

static reef
05-04-2013, 11:25 AM
Guess I stand corrected lol

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05-04-2013, 11:57 AM
Thanks for all the great ideas. I think I will get a few from NAPA and when I order my new protein skimmer from bulk reef I will get some clamps from them too. I will let you know how my tests go. :)