I read the post about glass lillie pipes and those pipes look good but there is an alternative to the glass lillie. I used acrylic tube as my outake and intake pipe for my canister filter. I bent the 6/8" acrylic tube into a U-shape. It works very well, but you have to know how to bend the tube or it will not be a smooth bend. Once placed in the aquarium, it is not noticeable at all and it looks very neat and nice.