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post #32 of 53 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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looks awesome!! where did you get those lily pipes?
Thanks orchidman! Those are just acrylic pipes that we bent using a heat gun. I actually have it attached to a Eheim adjustable nozzle. I really just wanted it to look cleaner with a clear tube so it is almost a mirror image of the green Eheim pipes (just cut shorter for this tank).
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Gotcha! You should start making custom pipes. I'll be your first customer:$
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Followed by me assuming they're reasonably priced compared to what can already be purchased off the shelf. I'll be using an eheim canister as well. Tank looks great! Really stoked to get mine later this week and start scaping

What sort of fish you have there? I see neon tetras but what are the orange blurs? Trying to think of some nice schooling nano fish to keep in the 12 long. I think I gave up on the idea of CPD's after hearing how skittish they can be. My WCMM have spoiled me
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Thanks guys, ill see about making some extra pipes. The only reason I chose to DIY these were because I was afraid of breaking some $200 do aqua pipes and the Chinese eBay ones are too flimsy.
I currently transferred my neon tetras, bloodfin tetras, Chinese algae eaters, ghost shrimps, and double fin beta.
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Followed by me assuming they're reasonably priced compared to what can already be purchased off the shelf. I'll be using an eheim canister as well. Tank looks great! Really stoked to get mine later this week and start scaping

What sort of fish you have there? I see neon tetras but what are the orange blurs? Trying to think of some nice schooling nano fish to keep in the 12 long. I think I gave up on the idea of CPD's after hearing how skittish they can be. My WCMM have spoiled me
The orange ones are glowlight raw boras Btw. The all are very calme with each other. The Chinese agar eaters are annoying at times, they tend to stir the plants out of the substrate.
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Very cool. I'll look into those. I have heard to avoid the algae eaters unless theres enough space to give them their own gang turff. Might just end up with some white clouds but I'd like to mix it up a bit. Probably a anal schooling minnow/danio/etc and a crew of nano cory. This is of course after the obligatory DSM attempt haha
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Apparently I can't edit my post so the anal fish remain hahaha
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Thanks guys, ill see about making some extra pipes. The only reason I chose to DIY these were because I was afraid of breaking some $200 do aqua pipes and the Chinese eBay ones are too flimsy.
I currently transferred my neon tetras, bloodfin tetras, Chinese algae eaters, ghost shrimps, and double fin beta.
if you decide to do it, let me know! i want some special dimensiosns
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Apparently I can't edit my post so the anal fish remain hahaha
Never heard of this fish haha
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if you decide to do it, let me know! i want some special dimensiosns
Will do! What dimensions are you looking at btw? Just in case I randomly come across some free time.
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Will do! What dimensions are you looking at btw? Just in case I randomly come across some free time.
umm idk haha! i have to go look for you haha. i basically want nano pipes, not huge ones that will be oversized for the tank.. ill need 13mm to fit an eheim 2213. ill get you some real dimensions now
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the shape i want is just exactly like this http://www.adgshop.com/Lily_Pipe_out..._p/102-442.htm http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl...45&tx=41&ty=31

the space between the inward bend thing needs to be 4mm so that i dont have to use suction cups. i want the length of the whole pipe to be between 6 and 7 inches. that goes for both the inflow and outflow
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