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post #61 of 79 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 11:35 AM
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for a 16mm eheim pipe, would i buy a 5/8 inch x 6 foot acrylic pipe from
TAP plastics?

http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/prod...02246441030079
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post #62 of 79 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 07:50 AM
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Holy....wow...just wow.
this is what i have been looking for!!!!
seriously amazing you guys, i cant wait to try this!!!

This whole planted tank thing is addicting...and i like it....
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WHOA! This is freakin awesome! I love DIY ! Going to do some of these myself just for fun! Thanks man! I'm at work so i read really fast, is the salt so the tube won't collapse and stick to itself?

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post #64 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 03:30 AM
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There a foot air pump for bike which you can use.
While ur hand is turning n heating the pipe ur feet is pumping air into the pipe slowly.

I can make these lily pipe with my eye close
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Has anyone tried to do an inch?
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post #66 of 79 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 12:45 AM
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Yes.You just have to find something flexible to stick it inside .Or to use sand or salt.
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post #67 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 11:33 PM
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I'm in awe. Has anyone converted a glass smoke pipe?
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post #68 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 08:33 AM
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Has anyone tried to do an inch?
You mean like this?


Way too small to be useful for anything, but I was having fun playing with some surplus glass pipettes and a butane torch

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post #69 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 09:38 PM
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This is some great stuff. Thanx all.
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post #70 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 05:20 AM
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SOOOO envious...

i wish i could get my hands on acrylic pipe.

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
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Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
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you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
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Try tap plastics

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post #72 of 79 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 01:40 PM
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Smooth ends on lily pipes

If the tube you are using works the same as plexiglas after you cut the bulb in two and smooth the edge with sand paper, heating the raw edge will melt it slightly and it will be smooth and clear. Try it on a scrap piece. Great write up.
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Well, I've gathered all the items I need. Luckily here in San Diego we have a place called Ridout Plastics that had everything I needed! Saved me some shipping. I picked up a Exacto Razor Saw to do the cutting and a 7 in 1 Emory board for the polishing

Wish me luck
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This is simply amazing. After reading this I want to make my own spray bar and Lilly pipe for the fluval 405 but I have the rigid hose do you think the pipe and bar will fit snug into the grey connected on the hose?

must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

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This is simply amazing. After reading this I want to make my own spray bar and Lilly pipe for the fluval 405 but I have the rigid hose do you think the pipe and bar will fit snug into the grey connected on the hose?
Simply answered, NO. You will need to get some 5/8" ID (inner diameter) hose (this works for 305, IDK if the 405 hose is bigger) from the tool store or maybe your LFS carries some. Simple to attach and get running again, did it for my Cerges reactor, worked like a charm.
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