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04-04-2013 12:10 AM
Green_Flash Yep, I actually like the "bracketless" pipe design. Sometimes suction cups fail.
04-03-2013 05:19 PM
freph
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Originally Posted by Erirku View Post
thank you for your video! Im kinda disappointed that there is no knob for a suction cup to hold the pipe! For a $100+ lily pipe it should feature that! Nice pipe. thanks again
Why? The point of it is to be less intrusive. The Mini P-1/V-1 pipes do the same thing. All you have to do is make sure the filter tubing is secured (easily done with clamps or clothespins without hindering filter flow) and you're good to go. Clamps and such make it easier to adjust and makes the tubing look straight as well.
04-03-2013 10:37 AM
Erirku
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Originally Posted by IWANNAGOFAST View Post
alrite, here's a quick video I shot

http://youtu.be/6IYKgiTkvhc

lemme know if you want to see anything else
thank you for your video! Im kinda disappointed that there is no knob for a suction cup to hold the pipe! For a $100+ lily pipe it should feature that! Nice pipe. thanks again
04-02-2013 02:41 AM
IWANNAGOFAST Ok so I stopped by AFA again and got a shot of the spin in action on the mini m. They are running a 2232 on the tank with a hydor inline heater.

http://youtu.be/hBHBM5XuM-M
04-01-2013 05:10 AM
freph Interesting. Looks like the Spin pipe is specifically designed to be used with a much higher flow filter (ES-300? No idea on the lph/gph specs though) than what we're used to seeing on Mini tanks and the like, particularly the Eheim 2211~2217. The flow distribution should allow for much more efficient filtration of the aquarium water volume without giving too much concentrated flow. Well played, ADA. Perhaps we'll see some setups with Eheim 2215/2217s on Mini M tanks.
04-01-2013 05:00 AM
IWANNAGOFAST alrite, here's a quick video I shot

http://youtu.be/6IYKgiTkvhc

lemme know if you want to see anything else
03-30-2013 08:14 AM
Smitty06 I went to AFA a couple weeks ago and got to see the lily pipe in action. It is definitly an interesting piece. The flow, if you pick it up out of the water and watch it spin out (which they allowed me to do!!!) is actually pretty cool. Would I pay that much for lily pipes? No, I don't think it is worth it IMO, unless you have very secific need like people have mentioned earlier.
03-29-2013 10:58 PM
chris.rivera3 Thank you!

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Originally Posted by IWANNAGOFAST View Post
yeah, it barely agitates the water, not as much as the poppy pipe.

I don't have my mini-m set up yet, it's still in dry start, so i'll hook it up to my 60H, so you'll get a general idea
03-29-2013 10:36 PM
IWANNAGOFAST yeah, it barely agitates the water, not as much as the poppy pipe.

I don't have my mini-m set up yet, it's still in dry start, so i'll hook it up to my 60H, so you'll get a general idea
03-29-2013 08:53 PM
TheGuy
Re: AFA has lily pipe spin

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Originally Posted by chris.rivera3 View Post
How much water movement is created at the other end of the tank, especially since this filter is designed to handle high GPH flow. This information would be particularly helpful for those that keep high sensitive shrimp that aren't tolerant of strong water movement; this will also be helpful in plant/filter placement in a tank as certain plants don't like strong currents/water movement. If a plant receives too much movement it will stunt their growth or force them to grow in a direction that is unnatural.

I am also interested to see how much surface agitation this filter produces - too much surface agitation results in higher O2 exchange but more CO2 will be lost; will we need to increase the CO2 to compensate for the loss or higher gas exchange rate?

If you're spending $120+ on a single lily pipe wouldn't you like to know as much information about it - effectiveness/functionality/productiveness - especially when there are cheaper alternatives (albeit different design) widely available elsewhere?
I get your point but I guess I saw the videos and they show how the pipe works and how much agitation and all that it makes (barely any).

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03-29-2013 08:25 PM
IWANNAGOFAST I'll shoot a video this weekend
03-29-2013 08:15 PM
chris.rivera3 How much water movement is created at the other end of the tank, especially since this filter is designed to handle high GPH flow. This information would be particularly helpful for those that keep high sensitive shrimp that aren't tolerant of strong water movement; this will also be helpful in plant/filter placement in a tank as certain plants don't like strong currents/water movement. If a plant receives too much movement it will stunt their growth or force them to grow in a direction that is unnatural.

I am also interested to see how much surface agitation this filter produces - too much surface agitation results in higher O2 exchange but more CO2 will be lost; will we need to increase the CO2 to compensate for the loss or higher gas exchange rate?

If you're spending $120+ on a single lily pipe wouldn't you like to know as much information about it - effectiveness/functionality/productiveness - especially when there are cheaper alternatives (albeit different design) widely available elsewhere?

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Originally Posted by TheGuy View Post
You attach it to tubing and its made to swirl the water, what is it you guys need to see lol.

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03-29-2013 07:27 PM
TheGuy
Re: AFA has lily pipe spin

You attach it to tubing and its made to swirl the water, what is it you guys need to see lol.

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03-29-2013 07:24 PM
chris.rivera3 Next time you go to AFA can you do a short video recording of their setup? I'm interested but, like all the others, would like to see a review or more videos of the lily pipe in action.

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Originally Posted by IWANNAGOFAST View Post

But from what I saw at the shop, they had a 2232 ehiem on full blast on a mini M and it barely caused a stir. One plus I noticed, it does cause a slight wiggle at the surface so if you have LEDs, it should cause a nice shimmer effect.
03-29-2013 04:07 PM
IWANNAGOFAST
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Originally Posted by Erirku View Post
Hey IWANNAGOFAST,
can you please do a mini review! IDK if I want to purchase this bcuz theres not a lot of reviews (vids). If you can do a small vid that would be awesome! Much appreciated. thanks!

I don't have a tank ready yet to hook it up to so can't shoot anything yet.

But from what I saw at the shop, they had a 2232 ehiem on full blast on a mini M and it barely caused a stir. One plus I noticed, it does cause a slight wiggle at the surface so if you have LEDs, it should cause a nice shimmer effect.
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