Is there a product or fitting that would provide the flared type nozzle of lilly pipes in a plastic version?
My filtration is run by a pump with a 3/4" outlet. Currently, I am using FX5 hose and output. I think I could get better circulation by changing out the dual output to a single output. I have an island-style aquascape. If I could get the majority of the flow going along the front of the tank then I think I will have good circular flow without blowing my stems around. It was pointed out to me that this is usually how ADA does it.
Also debating swapping out the fx5 hose as it is ribbed. I am sure that decreases flow. The pump I have is rated for 568 gph. The pump is behind the mattenfilter in the picture.
The problems I am trying to fix are:
1) Detritus accumulates in the open sand areas as that is where the lowest flow is currently
2) The flow from the dual nozzle either blows my stem plants around or fails to make it across the tank when I angle the outputs towards the surface.
3) The fx5 output is adjustable, but not enough to where I can aim both nozzles towards the areas that do not have stems.
4) I added a powerhead and my bolbitis grew much better. I want to remove the powerhead.
Here is what I am using currently:
Here is the tank (several weeks ago):