; when I purchased my Lily Pipes (from China), the intake was standard size, the Violet Output though, was smaller than the Intake. So I had to put a reducer on to further shrink the hosing down to fit the Lily Pipes.
In retrospect, I should have just purchased another stand alone lily pipe Violet Output at the same size as the Intake and called it a day. This is still on the idea list. Sometimes, cheaper doesn't mean better.
I thought about the 302, still on the books.
, hose size or in this case, length might be an issue, I had the lines crossed so when I turned the canister filter around to "straighten things up" the flow increased dramatically. This weekend, I plan to trim at least 6" off the line and see this helps, which I believe it will, there is a massive amount of length in the output side, which would require more pressure to push out.
Thanks guys, these have been some wonderful suggestions, I'll be doing some tweaking and further experiments this weekend. From what I have done so far, I can see movement in tank, surface is another story. A small Tunze Powerhead might help things out with that.