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Old 07-14-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Please Help: Tube Sizing and Diffuser


Couple questions before I finalize my order through AquaticMagic for knockoff glass pipes. All of which will go into my new Do!Aqua 60P tank.

1) Anyone have any experience ordering from AquaticMagic? I will be shipping in to Canada. Found them from the board and [Ebay Link Removed] I'm always sketchy about ebay shops...


2) C02 diffuser:
http://www.aqmagic.com/diffuser/nano...ser-p-164.html
Is this diffuser sufficient for my tank? Kind of silly for me to ask, but better safer than sorry. Says it suitable for 20g and less, and the 60p is 18g, would this be more that sufficient for my tank?
Then again i found this one here - the Rhinox C02 Diffuser:
http://www.aqmagic.com/diffuser/rhin...ser-p-247.html
both have different shapes... any recommendations?

3) Outflow/Inflow Lily Pipe Set
I am currently using a Eheim Ecco canister filter, the tubing on there says 12/16mm. Would the sizing of these pipes fit my current filter tubes?
http://www.aqmagic.com/lily-pipe/mag...6mm-p-292.html
The glass pipe says 16mm but my tube on the filter says 12/16mm so im not sure why there's such a difference in the way the numbers are shown.

Thanks for taking the time to help me out with these questions.

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
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I can't say anything about their equipment, but from my experience with them, they wern't too bad to deal with. I ordered some flame moss from them a while back and it took a little longer for it to arrive than I anticipated, but it was alive and the price was right so I can't complain too much. I believe they have close 100% positive feedback if that matters to you at all.
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Good to hear they are good to deal with. Can anyone answer the questions above?
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:06 AM   #4
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I can only comment on AquaticMagic from 2 years ago. They were easy to deal with but shipping took a long time. At that point, they only had an eBay store, I just looked them up and now they seem to have an online store.

As for the products you are looking at....
I don't know enough about the diffusers to give advice. I think the nano one is really only good for about 10 gallons. It was very popular for DIY co2, not sure if it still is. Without knowing for sure, I think the Rhinox 2000 is the size you likely want. I believe that GLA sold the same ones for a bit more and I think that is the same I have which I have used on 29/20 longs. Can't say for certain but looks exactly the same.


As for lily pipes/tubing. 12/16mm means that the inside of your tubing is 12mm. The outside is 16mm. That means you need something around 12mm. I am 99% certain you need the 13mm ones. I hope someone else chimes in because I would hate to be wrong. The 16mm ones are way too big, assuming I am correct. 13mm may seem to big but think of 1mm, not a big deal.
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As for lily pipes/tubing. 12/16mm means that the inside of your tubing is 12mm. The outside is 16mm. That means you need something around 12mm. I am 99% certain you need the 13mm ones. I hope someone else chimes in because I would hate to be wrong. The 16mm ones are way too big, assuming I am correct. 13mm may seem to big but think of 1mm, not a big deal.
Thanks for this answer. I too believe i need to purchase the 13mm pie BUT Aquatic Magic keeps stating this:
"you will need to buy 13mm inflow and 16mm outflow lily pipe for your tank."

I've explained to them twice that BOTH my inflow and outflow tubes are 12/16mm.

ANY HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED
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My only guess is that they think you are using an Eheim 2217. If you were, that would be the correct sizes. Actually, just to verify, what filter do you have exactly?
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My only guess is that they think you are using an Eheim 2217. If you were, that would be the correct sizes. Actually, just to verify, what filter do you have exactly?
I have the Eheim 2231 (ECCO)
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I have the Eheim 2231 (ECCO)
Yeah, I don't know why they are saying you need both. Maybe they thought you meant you had both 12mm and 16mm tubing when you wrote 12/16 or something.
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