Stainless Inlet and Outlet pipes

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by Aqua sobriquet, 17 May 2019.

  1. Aqua sobriquet

    Aqua sobriquet Member

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    These seem to be available from about £20 but are they any good. Have any of you bought them?
    I’m particularly interested in the Skimmer inlet version. I’m assuming the clear part is Acrylic. Size wise I’m looking at the fairly standard 12/16mm.
     
  2. soggybongo

    soggybongo Member

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    do you have a link to the item?
     
  3. Aqua sobriquet

    Aqua sobriquet Member

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  4. soggybongo

    soggybongo Member

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    why pay for a app then pay for the item + postage then get hit with import charge.
     
  5. alto

    alto Member

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    If they’re similar to the “direct from Asia” version I’ve seen at my lfs, they’re pretty basic, nothing beautiful or smooth (important for me re livestock)
    If you’ve follow various forum posts re skimmers, design/engineering is important for effective skimming

    I wasn’t willing to pay ADA price for stainless steel inlet/outlet but haven’t seen any lesser quality versions that I’d place in my aquarium (I’ve turned down Chihiros, haven’t seen Borneo Wild)
     
  6. Aqua sobriquet

    Aqua sobriquet Member

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    ? The app is free. Postage is also free from some vendors. If you pay about £20 then it’s below the threshold for import duty but you may have to pay VAT. Many of the parcels I’ve had from the Far East often don’t have the correct value on them so you may not even pay VAT. Unfortunately if you do have to pay the VAT Royal Mail charge a collection fee which isn’t good.

    They are also available on the Auction site for similar money.
     
  7. Michael1212

    Michael1212 Newly Registered

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    I got a set of these, and was very impressed. My lilly pipes were very difficult to clean, and got dirty easily, so I replaced them with these. In my opinion they look a lot better. Sleek and unobtrusive. Also, algae struggles to grow on them.
     
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