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Old 08-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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How to keep your glass pipes in one piece


13mm, $50+
OK, I'm just a klutz

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Old 08-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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i had that happened to my bubble counter (wasn't ADA) but still - makes me very sad plus pulling glass out of my hand. sorry for your lost though =(
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It's like the tanks, if they're not on an ADA stand, the warranty's void. Is that a spring washer? They probably would say that's void too.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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13mm, $50+
OK, I'm just a klutz

This is the reason I only used bleach when cleaning Lilly's, I'm much too clumsy with a pipe brush, save those for tubing and plastic pipes.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
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That stinks :-(
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Had the same thing happen with my first set of ada Now I just use spray bars as after my second clean and only having them 3 months it broke. I could have bout two 12 gallon longs for the price I paid


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I've broken more pollen glass minis and mini v-1s than I would like to mention as well...
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If you have not broken one, just wait, you will.
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Is it just ADA glass that break?
I thought every glass piece does.
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That looks like a big cleaner for that size of pipe. ADA sells two types of brush cleaner. Yup they break easy but not when I'm cleaning it. I broke 3 already before I learned my lesson. Lol
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That's no bueno. As much as I don't like the slight flaws of my acrylic lily's (and I slightly broke one that I fixed with super glue), I am glad to rid myself of glass. I keep thinking some ADA pipes would be a good addition to my tank until I clean mine.


If you need a temporary fix, I have two 12mm stock Eheim intake pipes. Call me if you need one. One is short for my 20 long setup, one is what came with my filter.
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Will wrapping it with Saran Wrap during cleaning help strengthen it during cleaning? iWork's thinkit would help.
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Is it just ADA glass that break?
I thought every glass piece does.

Hhehehe..well, is glass. What can one expect???
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You are right, of course.
Some glass takes a .50BMG to punch through


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The inflows are particularly the issue for most folks, or trying to get the CO2 tubing off a diffuser.

It's the cuts made into the tip, very hard to make it both strong and offer the vents.

A simple solution is to add a clear rubber tubing to such tips and then use SS mesh or have only the tips available to sell and have the U tube separate.
This way you can add and remove them easily to clean and service.
Additionally, you could add/swap many different types of outflows and inflow designs and not just to ADA tanks, but to any return and inflow system using siphons.

It'd still look pretty, but a few clear rubber connectors would make a world of difference. Same for their tanks, add another 2-3 mm in glass thickness= add 5 more years to the tank warranty. Cost more, but the hey? They are not that concerned about their high pricing anyway. Being $$$$ on everything and then going cheap on glass thickness?

I do not know about that.
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