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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Please help me choose which outflow lily pipe

I'm getting ready to purchase lily pipes for my setup: Found Here

ADA Mini-L
45cmx24cmx30cm (18"x9.5"x12")
Iwagumi Style
Eheim 2213
DHG and HC
Probably just tetras

My choices are:

Do!Aqua Poppy Glass PP-1


Do!Aqua Violet Glass VP-1


CAL AQUA Fluxus


CAL AQUA Efflux



My goal:

To choose a pipe that will be aesthetically appealing and functional at the same time.

My concerns:

The CAL AQUA Fluxus pipes are made for tanks 15-25cm in height. Their next pipe (Efflux) are made for 20g tanks. On top of that, it states that "each piece is unique" leading me to think that these pipes are made more for aesthetic reasons.

If I were to go with Do!Aqua, which would be more suitable for my setup?

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If you find the Cal Aqua pipes for sale anywhere, let me know.. I've been wanting to find/buy them for about a month now, with no luck. I actually just emailed Cal Aqua directly today because I'm tired of feeling like I'm being ignored by GLA.
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I've asked GLA when they'll be getting more fluxus sets in and they said by next week. I'm glad I've had to wait for them because I would have just ordered them without putting much thought into it. Which led me to this thread.
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hi,

i just purchased the Blau aquaristic lilypipe, cheaper than ADA and i could not get the Calaqua labs.
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So I went with the Do!Aqua Poppy Pipe, but I don't think I thought this through all the way. The hole I drilled in my stand have the pipes installed on the back of the tank. Could this work? I'd have the outlet on the far right corner facing toward the front and the inlet next to it on the left.

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post #6 of 76 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 01:49 PM
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I love poppy pipes personally, allows me to run my 2213 in a 45f at full blast without my betta noticing a thing
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what creates the SOFTEST flow?
medium?

anyone ever compair flow

and i have the same question as Knicolas ..
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i have a 6 gallon so SMALL tank

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
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Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
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softest flow is a poppy pipe, no contest there.
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only thing with the Poppy would be how large it is. Size if a tennis ball right? Would it look out of place is a smaller tank?
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I'm so indecisive. I canceled my order for the poppy glass pipes. I'm hesitant to purchase the violet glass because I'm afraid the downward flow might be too harsh in my small tank. If I went with the jet pipes and turned down the flow would I be okay? Is using the quick disconnect to adjust flow on my eheim a problem?
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only thing with the Poppy would be how large it is. Size if a tennis ball right? Would it look out of place is a smaller tank?
This was one of the reasons I decided to cancel my order on the poppy glass pipes.
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I just got the Cal Aqua's from Green Leaf. Always excellent service
and quick ship.
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keep the poppy clean and you won't notice it. hell I have leaves growing over mine, it is literally invisible. I have thread on here about my 45f if you wanna see one in action. And mine is made by gush, I'd be willing to bet the doaqua is even clearer.

And its more like the size of a slightly enlarged golf ball.
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keep the poppy clean and you won't notice it. hell I have leaves growing over mine, it is literally invisible. I have thread on here about my 45f if you wanna see one in action. And mine is made by gush, I'd be willing to bet the doaqua is even clearer.

And its more like the size of a slightly enlarged golf ball.
Nice tank pwolfe. You're right, in your tank it's hardly noticeable. But for my iwagumi setup, I think it would distract from the main focal point which is on the opposite end of where my pipes would be.
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The smallest poppy pipe is a little larger than a golf ball, def. smaller than a tennis ball. I have it on my 60H, but I think it might be a bit large for a mini-L.

I'm using the cal aqua nano fluxus on my girlfriend's mini-L and I'm not a fan. The way the flow is directed (down) blows away the soil and sand sometimes if the flow is too strong. Same situation with the violet pipes.

For a smaller tank like a mini L, I would go for either the do!aqua jet or ada mini jet pipes, or try to find the regular looking lily pipes. these I think are the best because the flow isn't pointed down, so you don't kick up your substrate.
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