1. Cosmetics (especially in an ADA style tank) 2. Vortex - Because of the unique shape of the lily head it creates a whirlpool effect. The whirlpool acts as a skimmer; the whirlpool creates a suction causing surface oil to be pushed down and sucked into the filter. 3. Slow down flow- Because the lily head is so wide it allows water to flow out at a more gentle rate. (preventing uprooting)
thank you! I think I will be trying one out for my future 15g shrimp tank then Does the placement matter? Like should it be near the surface of the water to help bring oxygen into the water, or does it matter? Thanks!
Have you considered some type of Rasabora? Maybe Boraras Brigittae, or Boraras Merah. If your not familiar with these species they're extremely small, also they're tight schoolers. They're my personal favorite.
I tried Neon's in my last tank, then went to Boraras Briggitae. The diference was astonishing- not only did the Boraras' colors naturally compliment plants much better (in my eyes), but they're small size gave an unbelievably better perspective to the tank. Neons were just too big for me! (especially with your relatively small hardscape.)
My two cents, what do others think?
Great journal and VERY useful information to me. I just started my own journal and i chose to get a Fluval 106. So the discussion here on clear tubing size and an inexpensive source of glass lily pipes, both of which i need since in using the stock (ugly) ribbed Fluval tubing.
Anyway, can't wait to see your tank flooded with the filter equipment. I'll probably run out and follow suit (clear tubing and aquatic magic pipes) once i know everything works out for you.