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Tubing Size

tubing formicaria outworlds

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#1 Offline Penguin - Posted July 13 2018 - 11:16 AM


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I have searched on this site for tubing sizes but nothing has shown up. As I am looking at making a formicarium, and I was wondering what tubing size is recommended for general size (large to small) since I am likely to re use this for different species as the last outgrows it.

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#2 Offline CoolColJ - Posted July 15 2018 - 1:12 AM


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13mm is pretty big and a good all rounder for two way traffic. Plus you can plug a 16mm test tube directly onto a 13mm tubing - external diameter


10mm seems like the more usual size in commercial nests and outworlds, although some use 13mm

Edited by CoolColJ, July 15 2018 - 1:15 AM.

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