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Silock 03-24-2013 02:43 PM

Lily pipe on a 125g?
 
Good idea or bad? Seems like it wouldn't have enough flow, but I don't have any experience with them.

foster 03-24-2013 02:57 PM

You would have to use a powerhead or submersible pump to disperse it through the tank.

houseofcards 03-24-2013 03:13 PM

Of course you can do it. There are many companies including ADA that make lily pipes for that size tank.

agentkhiem 03-24-2013 03:20 PM

Don't forget to factor in the GPH of your filter, and if applicable, the layout of your tank.

Jeff5614 03-24-2013 05:59 PM

Certainly doable. Whether you have enough flow will be dependent on your pump, not the lily pipe. It might be better to have an output and input on each end of the tank though. Here's a 6 footer from AFA and you can find a lot more examples especially in the ADA gallery in Niigata.

http://www.adana-usa.com/images/gallery/180P-main.jpg

houseofcards 03-24-2013 06:34 PM

Not only can you use a lily pipe you can even diffuse co2 and ferts quite effectively using a ceramic diffuser and average 2-3 turnover, even on a 6 foot tank. As far as co2 diffusion the hint of why this works can be found in the name of the diffusers sold by ADA.

shrimpNewbie 03-24-2013 07:12 PM

Lily pipe on a 125g?
 
Power heads should be used on that sized tank anyway, IMO but it will work

houseofcards 03-24-2013 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrimpNewbie (Post 2927450)
Power heads should be used on that sized tank anyway, IMO but it will work

You could, but would be unnecessary and would add an ugly piece or equipment to the setup. Look at the 6-ft setups. No powerheads and no deficiencies anywhere. There's also only one filter on those tanks.

http://www.pbase.com/plantella/image/49428674

shrimpNewbie 03-24-2013 07:31 PM

Lily pipe on a 125g?
 
Are you sure they don't take power heads out for photo shoots? I know some people here might

houseofcards 03-24-2013 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrimpNewbie (Post 2927586)
Are you sure they don't take power heads out for photo shoots? I know some people here might

Those aren't photo shoot pics, those are someone's pics of the actual gallery. ADA photos in their books, etc they usually remove all the equipment even the lily pipes.

shrimpNewbie 03-24-2013 07:49 PM

Lily pipe on a 125g?
 
Dang

houseofcards 03-24-2013 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shrimpNewbie (Post 2927754)
Dang

Not saying you can't use a powerhead, but if setup correctly you really don't need it. Here's one of my own that was setup for 3 years. This is all the equipment, nothing removed for the pic. There is a spray bar top left above the disc that you can't see and I only used an Eheim 2215 and this is a 72G (4-ft tank). It is a myth IMO and experience that you need strong flow to move CO2 and dissolved ferts around a 2-4 ft and sometimes 6 ft setup.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8...b5bbdbfe_z.jpg
Controlled Fury by naturalaquascapedesigns, on Flickr

freph 03-24-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by houseofcards (Post 2927826)
Not saying you can't use a powerhead, but if setup correctly you really don't need it. Here's one of my own that was setup for 3 years. This is all the equipment, nothing removed for the pic. There is a spray bar top left above the disc that you can't see and I only used an Eheim 2215 and this is a 72G (4-ft tank). It is a myth IMO and experience that you need strong flow to move CO2 and dissolved ferts around a 2-4 ft and sometimes 6 ft setup.

Beautiful setup you have there. Is that an ADA diffuser or a Rhinox?

houseofcards 03-24-2013 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freph (Post 2928130)
Beautiful setup you have there. Is that an ADA diffuser or a Rhinox?

Thanks, that's a Rhinox 5000. Still makes micro-fine bubbles after 5 years.

shrimpNewbie 03-25-2013 12:20 AM

Lily pipe on a 125g?
 
House of cards that tank is beautiful


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