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Offline JimmyMilne

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Lily Pipes / Outputs
« on: January 26, 2021, 09:52:01 am »
Hi all,

Been out of the hobby a little while.... a 75 Litre tank exploded in my hallway and I left the hobby behind!.... for two years. I'm back.

I set up a little 6 Gallon (US- I find it easier to find information using US Gals) for a couple of female bettas (I did have more, but I rehomed a few and one died)... But I've re-caught the bug and got my old 15 Gal down from the loft. I'm planning a nice plated tank and I already have everything to get going.

HOWEVER, it looks like I need some new inlets/outlets for my external filter. What I have is an Eheim Ecco Pro 130. The specs online (https://eheim.com/en_GB/aquatics/technology/external-filters/ecco-pro/ecco-pro-130) states a hose diameter of (and I quote) 12/16mm.....

But what does this mean? I am trying to find some stainless lily pipes online, but I have to choose between 12 and 16mm sizes? So which one do I go for?????


Thanks in advance
James
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    Re: Lily Pipes / Outputs
    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 03:50:35 pm »
    12mm internal diameter, 16mm external diameter. It’s a standard size. :)

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    Re: Lily Pipes / Outputs
    « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 04:07:04 pm »
    @blackghost Thank you! That makes sense- I'll try and purchase some inlet/out suitable for 12mm piping.

    I think it may have shrunk... my vernier caliper has it as 10.5 inner diameter and 13 mm outside? But the eheim piping states 12/16 mm on it?...... is this possible?
    Jimmy Milne
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    6 Gallon Planted Aquarium:
    2 Female Betta Splendens (1 to be rehomed ASAP)
    2 Otocinclus

    15Gal Tropical being set up:
    Planned stocking:
    6 Cherry Barb
    6 Pygmy Cory
    ...and a centrepiece fish yet to be decided

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    Re: Lily Pipes / Outputs
    « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 05:29:54 pm »
    Seems very strange.

    Heat the end in a cup of hot water and you’ll get a very snug fit.

    :)