cal aqua fluxus set vs ada lilly pipes vs flo pipes - The Planted Tank Forum
View Poll Results: which glass pipes for a ada mini-m?
cal aqua fluxus 22 47.83%
ada lilly pipes 15 32.61%
aqmagic flo pipes 9 19.57%
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cal aqua fluxus set vs ada lilly pipes vs flo pipes

has anyone had the cal aqua pipes, lilly pipes or the flo pipes? what is your experience with each?

here are the fluxus pipes,
http://www.calaqualabs.com/Filtration.html
$60 w/ shipping

lilly pipes,
http://www.adgshop.com/Filtration_System_s/6.htm
$148 w/o shipping

flo pipes (cant find the inflo pipe?)
http://stores.ebay.com/AquaticMagic_...QQftidZ1QQtZkm
outflo pipe $30 in flo $???

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I haven't tried any of them, but if I was in your position I would get the mini pipes from ADA... Are you worried they won't give enough flow?

I have a mini M and I made some diy lillie pipes similar to the mini ones from ADA and I think they work great.

I have there mini diffusor and I can confidently say that their glass work is leagues above the other glass aquarium products I have seen.


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I haven't tried any of them, but if I was in your position I would get the mini pipes from ADA... Are you worried they won't give enough flow?

I have a mini M and I made some diy lillie pipes similar to the mini ones from ADA and I think they work great.

I have there mini diffusor and I can confidently say that their glass work is leagues above the other glass aquarium products I have seen.
im not worried about the flow rates at all, im just trying to see what other people think about the ones they have.

i really think that the cal aqua pipes are a great bargain.


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I've just bought a set of cal aqua nano's, I'll review quality when they arrive.
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I've just bought a set of cal aqua nano's, I'll review quality when they arrive.
i would really like to hear your thoughts, when they arrive.


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So far they look nice, my tank is 30cm deep and the inflow is 15, which could prove a problem, this said the substrate is 3-6cm deep so the distance between the bottom of the inflow and the substrate is only 10cm so it might not be that bad, we'll just have to wait and see.
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Cal aquas arrived today, first impressions, Lovely, small but very high quality.
Fitted, they're near on invisible and the lily produces a visible vortex on the waters surface, (much to my surprise)
I'd like a longer inflow but find it to be much better than the Eheim I was running previously.
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the Ada pipes are better, the calaqua's are cheaper, that the BL


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How are the ada pipes better?
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How are the ada pipes better?
They say ADA?

If I was buying pipes It would depend on the amount I had to spend on them, If money was no object ada all the way. But I would probably realistically in the future if I have a tank that I want pipes go with a lesser expensive but still high quality pipe like the cal aqua ones. Maybe try my hand at making my own? Add some colored glass to the ends, could look really cool!

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They say ADA?

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I was going to say that but didn't want to cause any trouble.
Seriously though, Justification is needed for such a sweeping statement.
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Thanks for the responses fellas, keep em' coming.


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I'm gonna start a 60P soon.

I totally want the ADA pipes so I can work to a whole ada set up eventually (yeah right xD), but I'm gonna probably go with the nano set from cal aqua.
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I was going to say that but didn't want to cause any trouble.
Seriously though, Justification is needed for such a sweeping statement.
I agree with garuf.

CM, If you own a set of both and can explain the pro's and con's of each that would be great.

For myself, I've not often bought into hype and name brands if I know of something tried and true that can be used for a fraction of the cost.
Call me cheap or perhaps frugal...lol


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Actually the ADA Lily pipes are $107

Inflow Mini V-1 13mm $50
Outflow Mini P-2 13mm $57
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