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Old 04-25-2015, 12:07 AM   #1
Donald Corbett
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Lilly pipe questions


First off has anyone used this Lilly Surface Skimmer by CO2Art?



My next question which style of outflow pipe works best? It seems like there's multiple options for flow direction.


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Old 04-25-2015, 12:39 AM   #2
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I have been using that surface skimmer from CO2Art for a few days now and so far I like it a lot. I don't think my filter (the 17mm skimmer on a 2217 with heater & cerges) is strong enough to suck the skimmer down into the water the way I believe it is supposed to work, but with a little initial fiddling (getting just the right amount of air under the skimmer) it has worked great for almost a week now without having to mess with it. I don't have any fish in the tank yet but think the skimmer design will keep them out pretty well. I don't look forward to cleaning it.

On the outflow it depends on what you are looking for in a pipe, some direct the flow more downward, the poppy reduces strong currents, jet increases current, etc.
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Ahh awesome. I'd be using one with my 2215 so maybe it would be just right. I was worried about cleaning as well then I saw they have a flexible pipe cleaner type thing specifically for cleaning pipes so I'll probably pick that up as well.


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Old 04-26-2015, 09:30 AM   #4
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I don't have any fish in the tank yet but think the skimmer design will keep them out pretty well. I don't look forward to cleaning it.
I've been using it for almost a year now, and it has to be cleaned regularly just like the Lily pipe. Its easy enough with the flexible brush.

I have had shrimps get sucked into the joint between the float and the base. Also saw a tetra get caught in it at a local LFS. so I wouldn't count on it being failsafe for critters. I solved that problem though by placing a small rubberband on the neck which effectively closed the gap.
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