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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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china lily pipes

just bought some lily pipes off ebay from good ole china! lets see how this goes. anyone go through this before?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 04:45 AM
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ADA pipes are made in China and they seem to work
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I want to order some, but I am afraid the intake will be too long for my Mr Aqua 12h long.
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says I should get them by the 14th at the latest so we will see!


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Never had any issues with them.
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My biggest issues with so much of the ebay stuff from China are the pictures are hijacked from some other listing or flat out stolen from reputable websites, the dimensions listed are often times not even remotely close to what is shipped and attempts to get clarification before bidding is often very hit-or-miss.

Don't get me wrong my mailbox is constantly filled with mailers from China; the prices on electrical components is crazy compared to anywhere stateside. You just have to ask questions until you are satisfied that you have a pretty good idea what you are getting.
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I have got some before and they work good, but shipping can take a month.
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What about the acrylic pipes listed on the bay? They are $10 each. Also planning on a 12g long but would rather not deal with glass breakage issues!

"DIY Aquarium Acrylics Filter Pipe outflow/inflow connect 12/16mm or 16/22mm pipe"
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that would have been nice to know before I bought the glass ones:p haha


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came in less than a week and a half and showed up perfect. i ordered mine from ebay user sincere-k
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I bought a set and nothing was wrong with them. I broke the inflow from being too hard on them (not a quality issue) but the outflow is still going strong after 4-5 years. Shipping took 3 weeks which is forever to me with aquarium products. The acrylic ones look very interesting though for the money. I bought some DIY ones in the LA area and love how durable they are in comparison to glass.
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