Glass pipes (not lilly) - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, Ca
Posts: 224
Glass pipes (not lilly)

I am trying to find a glass pipe, maybe the size of a pen. Does anyone know where such an item can be found? Maybe a science supply co?

Thanks
brasstetra is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, Ca
Posts: 224
Not sure if thats what I am looking for... but I guess I could check it out.
brasstetra is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 07:32 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (266/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 9,417
You can blow/bend borosilicate glass easily:

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-mm-x-24-PYREX-...d=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com/GLASS-TUBING-PIP...d=p3286.c0.m14

They're everywhere on eBay.

Oh, don't forget to fire polish it if it gets cut. It's sharp as hell.
epicfish is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, Ca
Posts: 224
Thanks for the links..
brasstetra is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 03:45 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
waterfaller1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (70/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 5,310
Send a message via AIM to waterfaller1
Wait..check these out before you decide!

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...ipes-made.html
waterfaller1 is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 04:00 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
jaidexl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (42/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 33919
Posts: 3,500
What are you intending to use it for?
jaidexl is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 04:55 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (266/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 9,417
Quote:
Originally Posted by waterfaller1 View Post
Wait..check these out before you decide!

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...ipes-made.html
I don't think he wants any tubing that big. Lily pipe tubing is at least 1/2".
epicfish is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, Ca
Posts: 224
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaidexl View Post
What are you intending to use it for?
I am trying to make something like an ada glass doser. It sits in the tank. I think I am on the right direction.

Thanks..
brasstetra is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 06:16 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Garden Grove, California
Posts: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by brasstetra View Post
I am trying to make something like an ada glass doser. It sits in the tank. I think I am on the right direction.

Thanks..
Will the 5mm pipe fit standard airline hose?


Augus is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, Ca
Posts: 224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Augus View Post
Will the 5mm pipe fit standard airline hose?
I am not sure what the dimension are. But I want to hook up a Toms aqua doser to it. I believe it uses standard air hose, but it has not arrived for me to confirm this.
brasstetra is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 06:22 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (266/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 9,417
Quote:
Originally Posted by brasstetra View Post
I am not sure what the dimension are. But I want to hook up a Toms aqua doser to it. I believe it uses standard air hose, but it has not arrived for me to confirm this.
Yes it does.
epicfish is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 04:23 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (15/86%)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 2,470
hey use a chemistry glass pipette

This user has been suspended indefinitely due to the abuse of the Swap and Shop forum.
fishsandwitch is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 05:09 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
DiscusIt'sWhats4DinneR's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 723
Quote:
Originally Posted by brasstetra View Post
I am not sure what the dimension are. But I want to hook up a Toms aqua doser to it. I believe it uses standard air hose, but it has not arrived for me to confirm this.

nice idea i was thinking up a way to clean up the looks of my autodosing scheme on a rimless tank doing something similar.

if the tubing doesnt fit, you can always heat it up a bit using a lighter and once it is hot you can stretch it over just about anything.

look in places that sell chemistry supply stuff.
ive been to my share of head shops, but buying a crank pipe is something i would rather not do. ever, even if it is to be re-shaped and used on the fish tank.

good luck.

Discus, (The Other White Meat.)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DiscusIt'sWhats4DinneR is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, Ca
Posts: 224
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiscusIt'sWhats4DinneR View Post
nice idea i was thinking up a way to clean up the looks of my autodosing scheme on a rimless tank doing something similar.

if the tubing doesnt fit, you can always heat it up a bit using a lighter and once it is hot you can stretch it over just about anything.

look in places that sell chemistry supply stuff.
ive been to my share of head shops, but buying a crank pipe is something i would rather not do. ever, even if it is to be re-shaped and used on the fish tank.

good luck.

I was considering setting up an inline dosing system, but I wanted my filtration hoses to be as clean as possible. I may set it up inline at some point. I dont mind have another thin piece of glassware in the tank as long as it looks clean. I dont even have the tank up and running, I am kind of getting ahead of myself. But looking at options. Thanks for the vote of confidence.
brasstetra is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2008, 04:09 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
DiscusIt'sWhats4DinneR's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 723
the principle that the aqualifter works off of may not allow for an inline installation. you may be able to use something like the mazezzi that people use for co2 with a check valve behind it, so that water wont try to flow back into the aqualifter. i think that the filtration hose may have too much pressure inside and that it could prevent the aqualifter from pumping, besides it would be hard to measure in ml the output of solution as it will be mixed with water coming out of the spraybar.


okay, rather than measuring output, measure the input. you could use a graduated cylinder or similar filled with water, so that you can measure in ml what the aqualifter is pumping from the container, and into the aquarium. i am not convinced that this would work, however, because the effects of head pressure on this pump are so great, i really dont think it will be able to fight against filter hose pressure.

peristaltic pumps would be the answer for an inline installation. im in the process of a project, a very large glass eurobraced rimless tank and dont want any junk in the tank or tubes/cords rolling over the edges, so everything is going to be plumbed from the underneath, Tom Barr inspired, with fancy light hanging from above on emt conduit. this means everything will be connected inline, heater, autodosing, ect. so i will keep you posted and let you know what i come up with for hiding out the autodosing tubes.

right now im starting to think about running the aqualifter tube up along with the light cables, then finding a clever way to attatch and hide the tubing inside/behind the light fixture so that it will remain unseen, and letting the solution drip 10 inches from the fixture into the water. that way i dont have to figure out how to plumb autodosing inline.

my only concerns are that i dont want the fert mix hitting the water and splashing all over onto the glass, but i dont think that will be an issue.

Discus, (The Other White Meat.)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DiscusIt'sWhats4DinneR is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome