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Old 05-02-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Question about cleaning lily pipes


Right now I have my lily pipes going straight into vinyl tubing which in turn goes into my fluval tubing. This isn't a problem for the outlet as I can just get a pipe cleaner in there but the inlet has to be disconnected from the tubing before it can be cleaned.

The connection is so tight that I have to cut the tubing off the pipe, which is annoying and eventually I'll run out of tube. Is there a trick to getting the tube off or is there a way to rig some sort of disconnect between them?
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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This might sound too obvious, but... Using slightly larger diameter tubing would help facilitate the removal.
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Push the tubing up like you're trying to push it on to the pipe further. This will break the seal. Should pull right off after that.
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Push the tubing up like you're trying to push it on to the pipe further. This will break the seal. Should pull right off after that.
I'll give that a try, thanks.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Hey samamorgan that worked perfectly. I now have clean lily pipes and the world is a better place. Thanks.
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No problem. Saving the world, one suggestion at a time.
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