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Parafly

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Brass Needle Valve

I am struggling to get a good drip out of my calcium reactor with the IV line hose constrictor I am using (always either too much or it just stops) and I was looking for a little needle valve to give me better control, but all I could find was brass ones. My gut tells me that I should avoid brass in an acidic envirnment like the calcium ractor, but is that right? Anyone have any experience or words of wisdom? Thanks.
 
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Jeff

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Jul 10, 2003
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Covington, WA
I would avoid brass in a reef tank. Brass is an alloy made with copper. You need to get a pastic valve. I dont know where to get them locally, but you can get them here AES . You can also order them from US Plastics. I have also heard that pinch valves work pretty well, less likely to clog
pinch valve
HTH Jeff
 
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Desolas

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Lynnwood, WA
I use that pinch valve linked above, it works very well. I found with my reactor using black hose was a must otherwise it would clog with algae. Black hose, plus the pinch valve has kept me happy so far. I need to turn it up/down every 4-7 days, but it's usually only a minimal amount.
 
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