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One of the problems with clear water tube is that light lets algae grow in the tube, which is not good for the 'flavor' of the water.
So either keep this in a dark place or cover it with a dark cover of some sort that can be removed for checking. I appreciated the clear tubing to see that I did have flow, etc. Talking about a short piece into the pump, not the whole system. The rest of the system was white tube.
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I also have a short piece of clear tube between the fresh water pump and the pvc quick connect water pipe that runs throughout the boat. I have done as you suggested and wrapped the 18" length with black duck tape to keep the light out. I have a strainer between the tanks and the pump that has a clear plastic cover. I find that this lets me see what's going on with the water -- when the fine mesh strainer gets full of goo, it's time to flush the tanks. When it starts getting clogged with bits of rust and paint chips, it's time to get out the chipping hammer, and sand paper and paint the inside of the steel tanks.
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