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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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ADA Lilly Pipe Functional Question

Howdy Guys and Gals,

Is there any reason from a functional standpoint to not have the inflow pipe and outflow lilly pipe on opposite sides of the tank?

I am going to split my plumbing so that my eheim filter only has the burden of the Cerges reactor while my eheim pump will push/pull water through my inline heater and UV sterilizer. Having all this plumbing/equipment concentrated on one side of the stand through one opening would be a PITA, that's why I ask about the feasibility of having the inflow and outflow on opposite sides of the tank.

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The flow goes across the top and then down, and back along the substrate to the inflow. I think potentially you'd pick up less debris with them split up. Real world though, I doubt it would have much impact.
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+1 to pwolfes comment.
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