The nozzle of our return pipes is a much overlooked segment of technology on our aquariums but Eheim’s new ‘Natural Flow Pipe’ is aiming to change that. While the Nature Aquarium folks have been enjoying carefuly crafted, hand made, glass blown Lily Pipes for almost a decade now, us reefers have been relegated to mostly using Loc-Line for all this time.
The Eheim Natural Flow Pipe bridges the gap between Lily pipes and Loc-Line, with an articulating return pipe that has a flow modifying nozzle. The purpose of Lily Pipes is to create a specific jet stream in the aquarium, while also skimming some water from the surface layer. It appears that the Natural Flow Pipe does the same water skimming and aquarium agitation while also decreasing turbulence at the surface.
Eheim has been very productive revealing new products over the last few weeks and while it could be a while before we see them in full glory in America, our European brothers should be able to grope these devices relatively soon.