I will say, even tho I didn't love the look of the steel on my tank, there are certainly some advantages. I have already had to clean my glass pipes a couple times as it cycled. Once for gunk, once for algae build up because light gets in, obviously. They are certainly more of a hassle than the steel pipes. Unless you really like the look of the glass pipes better, steel will be much easier to maintain.
Last edited by harris611; 08-14-2019 at 05:15 PM.