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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question Glass lily pipe for Aquatop cf500

I am purchasing an Aquatop CF500uv and I wanted to know what size lily pipes I need to get to match the in and out flow tubes. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 08:25 PM
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It says it uses 3/4" tubing so I guess a 17mm lily pipe would work?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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3/4" is about 19mm I think. I guess a better question would be: do the pipes have to be slightly larger than the I.D. of the tubing?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-11-2013, 08:47 PM
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Well take a look at this lily pipe:

search ebay for item 271211327046

It says it's a 17mm pipe for 16/22mm tubing.
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Thanks gus6464.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-12-2013, 04:51 PM
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I don't know how accurate tubing sizes/lily pipe sizes really are but all of mine are 1mm bigger than the tubing size. I also don't know if you should increase that once you have a much larger hose than the 12mm my filters have. I would think you would want a 20-22mm but don't quote me.
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AquaTop (if you're listening), make some pipes... your tanks rock!


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