Nano 36x26x22 5 Gal tank. Need advice about lily pipe - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-30-2016, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Nano 36x26x22 5 Gal tank. Need advice about lily pipe


I have a slim power filter hanging on my nano tank. I want to replace these with lily pipes as I do not feel I am getting enough coverage of co2 in my tanks.

I just want to ask the forum which size is appropriate for a 5 gal 36x26x22cm tank?

Also what kind of canister filter should I use for this size tank?

I am looking at the ada lily p-1 which is 10mm

I am considering the lily spin but from what i heard it doesnt offer much flow

Any advice would be great!


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-30-2016, 08:51 AM
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I have two ADA Mini-Ms which are the same dimensions as your 5 gal. On one I have an Eheim 2213 with VIV Aqua pipes (13mm "mini current" outflow & inflow). On the other I have an ADA SuperJet ES-300 with an ADA 10mm lily pipe spin outflow. Both have got inline heaters (Hydor ETH-200). The flow on the one with the ADA filter and lily pipe spin is much better, but I think that's more to do with the SuperJet filter being better than the Eheim Classic.

I've used VIV Aqua lily pipe spin knock offs with Eheim 2213s on this sized tank too and I don't really like them so much, but the mini current outflow and inflow work pretty well with this particular type of filter. Other folks seem to find Eheim 2211's appropriate for Mini-M sized tanks but you can't buy that model here in Australia so I can't speak from experience as far as they are concerned.
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