Lily pipe compatability (sp)

Tom

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Why would switching to lily pipes stop your algae problems?

You might find that it leaks with that piping. I'd consider replacing the fluval piping with the clear, smooth stuff - ribbed needs cleaning every two seconds anyway!

On my 205 I've siliconed the Fluval hose connectors to the clear pipes, and then into my nano lily pipes.
 

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Tom said:
Why would switching to lily pipes stop your algae problems?

You might find that it leaks with that piping. I'd consider replacing the fluval piping with the clear, smooth stuff - ribbed needs cleaning every two seconds anyway!

On my 205 I've siliconed the Fluval hose connectors to the clear pipes, and then into my nano lily pipes.

Better flow

Can i get the clear pipe off AE
 

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Hi,
Errr......you think that changing to a lily pipe will give you better flow? This is highly unlikely. Before you spend money needlessly it would probably be better to describe your problem in detail so that a proper analysis can be performed.

How do you know your algae isn't as a result of too much light, or improper dosing or poor CO2?

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by the looks of it i think you just want the dont you :lol:

you will need 17mm clear pipe, then get some hose reducers and bring the size down although i have not seen 16mm?

Maybe you could heat the pipe so it melts a bit and forms a tight seal.
 

Dave Spencer

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Hose reducers will reduce the flow, which could exacerbate any algae issues. PM do lily pipes that will fit the clear hosing. I stick the end of the hose in hot water for a few seconds to soften it, the push it on to the lily pipe.

Lily pipes work well, but they are not as good as the multi segmented spray bar I have on my AquaEl 250. I can have the jets pointing in all directions for moving the nutrients around.

Still, the aesthetics of glass win almost every time for me.

Dave.
 

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