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Check out our forum sponsor: Southern Oak Aquatics - they have 'half pipes' , pricey.

Another option is to get acrylic or SS and cut them to size. Still, not cheap.

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Not sure of tubing diameter for your Zoomed canister but I got a glass lily pipe set for less than $20 & shipping was free. Try Aliexpress & look for Fischer Chemical who makes size S 9mm lily pipes (see "Custom OTS filter"). Both DoAqua & Cal Aqua Labs make short intake pipes but they are 13mm. I have a 8" (20cm) cube filtered by a Ehiem 2211. In the past, had DoAqua mini violet pipes in the tank but when I accidentally broke the intake & not being able to see the pipes anyway due to the plant layout, used the Ehiem green pipes & cut the intake to the proper size (check "MacAquarium" for pics). Hope that helps. :bounce:
 

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Height of the pipes are too big. I found a couple on Ebay that had the right diameter, but they are 6.5" deep which would mean the inlet is in my substrate.
Hey Archer,

One of our rep's took a quick snapshot of our VIV 10mm/13mm pipes for you to get a better understanding of the height of our pipes. This is a VIV Mini Violet 13mm inlet pipe & VIV Mini 10mm outflow pipe. His pipes have a 3" clearance in an 8 1/2 inch tall aquarium. So you would have a 2 1/2 inch clearance in your 8" cube aquarium.

If you need anymore sizing information & pictures, let me know.
 

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Aquaticmagic has 9mm pipes with an inlet that goes down 4.5". I have the same pipes on my zoomed.
I stumbled upon these on Amazon. This was my failover plan if I couldn't find anything else smaller/nicer.

Not sure of tubing diameter for your Zoomed canister but I got a glass lily pipe set for less than $20 & shipping was free. Try Aliexpress & look for Fischer Chemical who makes size S 9mm lily pipes (see "Custom OTS filter"). Both DoAqua & Cal Aqua Labs make short intake pipes but they are 13mm.
Is there any place in Oahu that carry anything close? I'll be flying back home, family is in Pearl City, in a few weeks.

How tall is the Zoomed 501?
I believe it's almost 7" tall which means I'll have to rig up my piping with elbows no matter the lily pipes I go with.

Hey Archer,

One of our rep's took a quick snapshot of our VIV 10mm/13mm pipes for you to get a better understanding of the height of our pipes. This is a VIV Mini Violet 13mm inlet pipe & VIV Mini 10mm outflow pipe. His pipes have a 3" clearance in an 8 1/2 inch tall aquarium. So you would have a 2 1/2 inch clearance in your 8" cube aquarium.

If you need anymore sizing information & pictures, let me know.
I'll poke around and look at some more photos of these for sure. I'm trying to mock up the hosing right now, and since I know some measurements of the pipes you guys have I'll have a much better idea. Thanks! Most likely will be hearing from me in the next few weeks.
 

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Is there any place in Oahu that carry anything close? I'll be flying back home, family is in Pearl City, in a few weeks.

You can try Aquascapes (moved to Nimitz). Don't know of any other LFS that carry glassware. Good luck. :bounce:



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Sounds like you got it all figured out, please update us on what you come up with. I have a similar setup, always interested in a better way of doing things.
I'll be playing around with this later this month, so I appologize early for the delay on info on this. I'll be sure to post up what I settle on.

You can try Aquascapes (moved to Nimitz). Don't know of any other LFS that carry glassware. Good luck. :bounce:
Thanks! I knew they were in Aiea, was hoping to run in while waiting to pickup some Katsu plate lunch and Young's.

90 degree elbows reduce flow rates.

What is the smallest external canister?

Is the Azoo hog worth it or too noisy?
Yep, 90 degrees do mess with flow rates. They do make 90 degrees with gradual turns rather than a sharp 90 which should solve that. The 501's are the smallest I know of. The Azoo's are much taller and the design doesn't appeal to me. I don't see how the system filters where as the Zoomed has a baffle to force flow through all media.
 
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