Stainless steel inflow outflow collection for aquarium

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  1. Hinterfeld.com

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  2. AverageWhiteBloke

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    I've been looking at these ones to replace some glass lily pipes. Curious as to firstly do the pipes swivel or disconnect on the areas marked on the image, my pipe is at the rear of the tank but would want to angle the outlet about 45 degress? Do you have suckers to attach them to the glass? Would a stainless steel shrimp mesh fit over the end and cover all the slots, if you have the distance from the end I can check with the one I have, It does have a measurement of 45mm but there looks like there is possibly another couple of slots after that. It also says "built in skimmer" but can't really see where that would happen on these particular pipes.

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    *Edit, Just realised 45mm is the distance between not off the end so do you know how far up the slots go?
     
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    I want to know about the possibility of twisting at the joint also.
     
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    Hopefully they do. Two fold for me, it means I can bring them up the back of the tank and adjust the flow in the right direction and they will be a lot easier to clean.
    I'll email them direct I think and see if I get a response. My other worry is they are 18mm and I need a shrimp mesh on getting shrimp mesh on is hard work as it is at 17mm piping.
     
  5. doylecolmdoyle

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    Would be great if the nano set came with both the inlet and outlet pipe the same size at 13mm.

    Also are the pipes just coated stainless or solid stainless steel, if solid could I cut down the length of the standard 13mm pipes to suit a shallow aquarium? (http://www.hinterfeld.com/chihiros-...s-steel-13mm-inflow-outflow-filter-lily-pipe/)

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    These pipe are solid stainless steel. You can cut the pipe, but after you cut the pipe, then you don't have the smaller opening which would help you easier to connect the hose.
     
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    What about the connection, do they swivel?
     
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    I'd also like to no about this. Thanks
     
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    The pipe is 1-2mm larger then the hose. Say for 12/16 hose, the pipe is 13-14mm in diameter. And the joint is look as shown in the picture. If you have more than 1 inch overlap area, you wont be able to pull the pipe out manually as a normal person.

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    Will the connection swivel so can move the flow? Also do these come in 16mm? Cheers
     
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    Thanks for that detail, looks like cutting down wont really be an option, I would go with the nano set but the smaller outlet pipe puts me off, wish they where both 12/16, I cant even seem to find a adapter to go from 8/12 tube to 12/16 on your website?
     
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    Does this set have the same tapered ends? looking at the pictures it doesn't seem like the pipe i stepped down as per the larger pipes in your photo.
    http://www.hinterfeld.com/chihiros-...s-steel-13mm-inflow-outflow-filter-lily-pipe/
     
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    Hi Doylecolmdoyle

    Yes, there is no converter from 8/12 to 12/16 yet, since there is no body is making that within our suppliers group at the moment, but we do know there is an demand for such convertor, and we are still looking for supplier who are making it. Will put that on listing once we have a reliable supplier for that.
     
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    What about it swiveling, does it do that?
    FWIW for the other poster you can get plastic 12mm to 16mm convertors on eBay so you can put 16 tubing on the pipe/converter then 12mm tubing.
     
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    The pipe from Chihiros do not have the tapered end. Only the pipe from MUFAN has this tapered end. But the Chihiros pipe also 1-2mm larger then the hose diameter. So they grab pretty well as well.

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    Swivel on the joint?
     
  18. AverageWhiteBloke

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    @LondonDragon Nice suggestion mate but I think the main concern is whether the pipes swivel at what appears to be some king of join I marked on the image. Not sure for other posters but for me personally the reason being is I bring my pipes up the back of the cabinet due to the TMC signature not having factory holes on the side of the cabinet. I could make some but I'd prefer not to have them exposed on the side of the tank.
    Obviously this then means when using glass Lily pipes the flow of water is from the back to the front as oppose to length ways across the tank so if these pipes swivel on the join it enable me to still bring the pipe up the back of the cabinet but swivel the out let 90 degrees to have the flow length ways across the tank.
     
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    Was just for the sponsor to understand what swivel meant ;)
     
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    Ahh, get you. ;) Next step is going on Google translate and seeing what swivel is in Chinese.
     

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