Anyone got one of these?

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by planter, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. planter

    planter Member

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    Anyone bought one of these sets ?



    The price is quite reasonable at £29.99 shipped. Just wondered if anyone had a set and could tell me what the quality is like.
    I realise im not going to get ADA quality at this price but i think if your on a budget, unless this is really crap, it seems like a good deal. What do you think?

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  2. Felix

    Felix Newly Registered

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    i have a set they are good they wont break unless your a bumbling oaf?
    just make sure to have a cup of boiling water on hand when you attach them
    its a pretty tight fit so heat up the pipe
     
  3. planter

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    exactly the same? Ive seen them from ada,cal aqua and aquili Im not sure who makes this one but they are sold on ebay by advanced aquarium store.
     
  4. Garuf

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    none of the above ;)
     
  5. zig

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    Does the lily pipe in that set give you the vortex effect on the water surface?
     
  6. planter

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    would be useful if someone had a pic of it in their tank.
     
  7. Graeme Edwards

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lily-Pipe-inflow- ... m153.l1262

    I belive this is them???

    Seems very odd, the cost of postage is way above the actual cost of the Item.
    You will need to get some kind of flexy bottle brush for cleaning the inlet. Ehime do some kind of brush that would do the job.

    Cheers.
     
  8. SuperColey1

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    All Lily pipes 'should' create a vortex due to their shape making the water swirl as the inflow hits the tank water. This does of course only occur if the pipe is positioned totally submerged.

    Andy
     
  9. Aeropars

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    Much more agreeable than ADA.I saw these too and am concidering a set when i clear down my coldwater tank.

    I wouldnt worry about quality, I think ADA is vastly overpriced irrespective of where it comes from. Its the designer lable of te fishkeeping world and i'd bet my ass that they do exactly the same job, equally as good and for a fraction of the price.
     
  10. planter

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    My glass inlet/outlet pipes arrived today and I must say Im quite pleased with them considering the price.
    There not ADA quality but they are much better than my Eheim fittings, so much more subtle.
    Im not sure that they will create the vortex looking at the shape of the lilly pipe.

    Im currently waiting for a replacement tank (opti white glass) so will post again once im up and running.

    Here are some pics for anyone thinking of buying a set -

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    Hope this is of some use .
     
  11. LondonDragon

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    For the price it sure looks interesting, I will see your views when you get it up and running.
    Thanks for sharing. :)
     
  12. beeky

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    The inlet slots look very small. I'd imagine they'd reduce the flow through the filter quite significantly. I don't know how they compare with the ADA ones though - are they the same/similar?
     
  13. Graeme Edwards

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    Ive just got back from TGM today. They had the full range of CalAqua glass Lilly pipe sets. They are much better quality than these planter. But the price is far higher than what you paid. The nano set is so neat, perfect IMO. The quality is brilliant. Its about time we saw some decant nano gear knocking about.
     
  14. planter

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    I looked at the cal aqua range Graeme and yes they do look very nice! Find it hard to part with my cash on items that are 'would likes' rather than 'must haves' at the best of times So I went cheap, If cost wasnt an issue I would have gone to ADA for quality. I will have a look on TMG website to check out the price though for future reference ;)

    Cheers
     
  15. Aeropars

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    Its a scam so that your Ebay charges are lower as they dont account for cost of delivery on the commisiion they take form the ending price..
     
  16. planter

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    Have set up the tank and now have the glass pipes installed and working.

    They are great! the lilly pipe even creates the desired vortex on the surface thus skimming the surface and leaving it crystal clear! These were a great buy and come highly recommended.
     
  17. SuperColey1

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    Re: Re:

    There are other reasons for this as well.

    When I used to sell snooker cues on ebay I used to keep postage higher than it cost because of several reasons.

    1 - No commission on postage
    2 - If low bid wins the postage diff makes up a little of the difference.
    3 - Some people forget to look at the postage therefore you can increase profts.

    There are other ways too like putting postal insurance on the item. Not many people notice this and you will often find you bid £20 to get something ike a memory card + £10 postage and you think you have got a good deal. Then when you look at your invoice there is a £10 insurance on it. Always check the whole auction carefully people.

    Glad the pipes are OK. I will stick to the plain old cheapies though. I don't think theres a huge difference in them functionally or aesthetically to the ADA versions apart from the ADA logo not being there and for me that doesn't warrant the price difference.

    Andy
     
  18. planter

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    These are the cheapies Andy! :) £29.99 the set!
     
  19. Aeropars

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    MY thoughts exactly....
     
  20. SuperColey1

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    ...ahem....those are expensive. lol

    Mine were £22.50 shipped.

    ;)
     

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