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07-21-2015 05:14 PM
bcarl_10gal ADA pipes are outside of the budget for this one.... I am between the violet shape and the classic lily style output. Any input there will be helpful.

Would I want the larger on the inflow to the canister to not restrict it? and smaller on the outflow to reduce some of the flow?
07-21-2015 08:52 AM
FlyingHellFish
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Originally Posted by bcarl_10gal View Post
Thanks for the installation tips! I will definitely try them. As for the pipes themselves should I buy the classic style, violet, or something else? Also what size 10mm/13mm/17mm will work best?
If it's ADA pipes, then you get bragging rights for life, that how expensive they are. I want them too!

You seen their "poppy" style pipes? It's gorgeous! I haven't seen many knocks off of their poppy style, but I guess it's only a mater of time.
07-20-2015 04:24 PM
HBdirtbag you'll want 13MM on the outflow and the inflow will be 17MM
07-20-2015 12:42 PM
bcarl_10gal Thanks for the installation tips! I will definitely try them. As for the pipes themselves should I buy the classic style, violet, or something else? Also what size 10mm/13mm/17mm will work best?
07-20-2015 01:32 AM
octanejunkie The 2217 takes a 5/8" intake hose and 1/2" output, IIRC.

Clear hose will accumulate algae, black will not. Hydroponics stores often carry black hose cheaper than home depot. At least in my area they do.

If using slightly undersized hose, better tight than loose, submerge the end of the hose in boiling water for a few mins and be careful when installing onto the quick connects or canister - wear gloves to handled boiled hose... that isht be hot.
Also, use a drop or two of mineral oil to help install the hose on the plastic, makes them slip on easier.

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07-20-2015 12:30 AM
bcarl_10gal I have some clear tubing, the 2217 has 2 different hose sizes. One is standard the other one is not as standard (i can't remember the numbers off the top of my head).

Im looking to use glass, I am trying to get a better understanding of how the different sizes and shapes work. I figured this group would have some good knowledge of what works well with this tank.
07-20-2015 12:24 AM
FlyingHellFish
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I hope to be joining this club soon! What would you guys recommend for lily pipes on this tank with an ehiem 2217?
Great choice! I wish Ehiem would have an option where you can buy a canister without the awful green tubing or spray bar. I buy a canister and then the first thing I find myself doing is searching for better accessories.

Nothing against their choice of colour, by all means continue selling the full package, but it be great if we had a choice. Maybe 10 - 20 off the price, would be good.

bcarl, are you looking for glass or metal? You can find some really cheap glass lily pipes on e--bay, oh and pick up some spare tubing from Home depot, trust me, there never enough in the package.
07-20-2015 12:06 AM
octanejunkie All fish can jump, and many do.
Shrimp only seem to exit when water conditions are unfavorable, in my experience.

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07-19-2015 11:49 PM
bcarl_10gal I hope to be joining this club soon! What would you guys recommend for lily pipes on this tank with an ehiem 2217?
06-01-2015 08:57 AM
Planted_Edge Couple poor iphone shots of my 60p...3 weeks old, plants growing, no fauna at the moment but soon ill put 30 green neon tetras and 6 otos in there...

Kessil A360WE Tuna Sun light on a controller, 8.5hr photoperiod, dosing liquids til I get my jars of E.I....
The ugly green eheim pipes are getting replaced with ADA glass lily pipes and clear tubing...drilling my cabinet for a clean look ...
well, that's about it...



03-28-2015 12:45 AM
parrottbay Does anyone have an extra Finnex Ray2 for sale, so I can get mine going? lol
03-21-2015 08:34 AM
wrenn420 A lot of nice tanks and great looking too. It seems a few people have problems with jumpers. Is it a big problem or a small one. There are a lot of members in this group and only a few complaints. I am setting up a 75p and want to know if I really need a top.
02-14-2015 07:42 AM
kman
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Don't be too envious, I've lost an electric blue ram. Main issue is jumping shrimp, so I've made a screen top I keep on at night. Seems the suicides happen when the lights are off only.
Oof, that sucks! I'd hate to lose my EBR that way.

Yeah, 99% of my jumpers have been in the night, too. I wonder what's so depressing about an aquarium in the dark? LOL

I've lost a couple of Amanos, and more Golden White Cloud minnows than I care to count. At least, I did until I caved and cut a glass top for my tank. Current death toll stands at zero, but I do miss seeing the pretty open top...

Interesting thought on only capping it at night, though. Although I hate to add yet another step in the daily routine...
02-14-2015 07:33 AM
jayq16
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Beautiful tank!

I envy you open-top people with no jumping fish.

Don't be too envious, I've lost an electric blue ram. Main issue is jumping shrimp, so I've made a screen top I keep on at night. Seems the suicides happen when the lights are off only.
02-14-2015 05:40 AM
kman
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I wish there was a glass top for this thing. I have an Amazon biotopes thing going with German rams and I would love to get some hatchet fish.
Any glass shop can cut a piece of glass easily and fairly inexpensively, and hangers are available on FleaBay or Amazon for ~$6.

Or you can buy a piece of glass yourself from Home Depot or Lowes and cut it yourself. Not difficult with a $5 glass cutter.
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