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  1. General Reef Discussion
    tl/dr: I am running a herbie overflow in a 55 gal tank, I have 3/4 inch bulkheads that I cannot replace, but I want to run 1" pvc piping in an attempt increase my flow. Will this increase the flow at all(even slightly?), or will this 1" pipe make it harder to create a siphon due to the 3/4 inch...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I am interested in doing a 80 gallon (48"l x 24"w x 16"h) rimless build using a ghost overflow. The existing deep blue professional 80 gallon rimless is perfect, except for the fact that it only comes reef-ready. They make a standard 80 gallon that is not reef ready but it is also not...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Looking for suggestions I am converting my freshwater 38 gallon tank to a reef tank. I have purchased the Octopus 100 skimmer, and 30 lbs of marine sand (not live sand). I am thinking about purchasing 40 lbs of dead rock, and 10 lbs of live rock. I am planning on adding corals, and a few fish...
  4. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hi there, Im trying to set up the filtration on my 220G. I have Aqueon twin overflows with 1inch and 3/4 inch bulkheads on each side. Each bulkhead is threaded and ends with a hose barb and NO pvc will fit the threads. I thought I could connect the pvc directly to the bulkheads with an adapter...
  5. DIY Forum
    Hi, I had my tank drilled at the LFS, but it wasn't until after that I realized he used a 42mm drill, resulting in quite a big hole. The reason I wanted it drilled was to add a spigot for water changes. I was looking to add a beverage dispenser replacement spigot, but the whole is WAY too...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Please help me, I just set up a 75 gallon tank and now my bulkhead is leaking. I rotated it to a position that it wont leak, but should I seal it now with some silicon on the outside of the sump or what should I do, the tank is full of water and I woke up yesterday with about 2 gallons on my...
  7. DIY Forum
    When I designed my sump, I did so expecting to use an external pump through a bulkhead. I opted to make the skimmer and refugium chambers bigger since the pump would be external. I am using 1" PVC throughout with a Coast to coast overflow and bean animal style drain. External pump is Iwaki...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I'm Jeff and I fairly new to the hobby. I started at the beginning of the year and I'm obsessed! I have a 20 gallon nano reef going right now and a 2 gallon pico reef for my desk at work. both tanks are running great and have been for months. Anyway on to my problem....I bought a 55 gallon tank...
  9. DIY Forum
    I just recently redid my overflow plumbing. I currently have a CPR CS100 External Siphon overflow with a 1" bulkhead. Before, I had a 1.5" drain on the outside of the bulkhead (thought I could screw into the thread on outside of the bulk head. Don't ask, I was a newbie). The durso pump...
  10. Reefing Equipment
    I am trying to install 1" bulkhead on my 90gal tank for overflow. I heard that we should use silicone instead of gasket from the inside tank, gasket will be eventually leak, is that true. I want to make sure what should I use gasket or silicone before I install them because one is in and tank is...
  11. Reefing Equipment
    I have been messing with my return pump and overflow for a little while now and something seems wrong. I don't seem to be getting the flow I would expect. The return pump is a Eheim 1260 and the head height is probably 4'. Currently I have the ball valve almost completely closed to avoid the...
  12. DIY Forum
    I have a 75G tank Im working on becoming a saltwater tank. My project is in a different thread. I want to drill the tank to avoid an overflow box and risk a nightmare of losing a prime. Im looking at a MAG 7 return with 1" PVC. I cannot drill the bottom (ideal) of the tank because it is...
  13. DIY Forum
    I've been putting off this post for a long time because I thought I could find all of the information I need myself in order to build my custom 22 gallon sump, but there are too many variables and it seems that I have to start my own thread for my custom sump. I would like people to critique my...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Well I am wondering what size bulkhead i will need in my 55 gallon tank. i know this will probally depends on my return which i havent not got yet because i want everything to be right. please let me know the proper size thank you
  15. DIY Forum
    Hi all! My name's Joe and this is my first time here at TFT. That being said, my tank is a 220 gallon acrylic that is drilled for a closed loop system. It had two 3" wide holes in the overflow with bulkheads on the left side of the tank with another 3", with two 1 3/4" holes below that. On...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am going to set up a 125g tank this winter (March-ish) and it is drilled for a 7 hole closed-loop-system. There is 1 in the over flow box that is 1 3/4" I want to keep. 4 about the same hieght as the over flow one that is 3/4-1". Want to keep atleast 2 of those. Then over half way done the...
  17. Reefing Equipment
    What is the best bulkhead size for a 150 gallon tank with two corner overflows?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I'm trying to put in a 1" bulkhead inside a brute 44g trashcan and it keeps leaking. Is there a special science behind getting it to not leak? Do I need to silicone over the bulkhead or double up the rubber seal to prevent this?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the saltwater aquarium hobby and although I have been doing extensive research, this is my very first post ever with my first question. Since I'm in the process of setting up my tank now, my questions relate to plumbing. I would appreciate any advice and...
  20. Reefing Equipment
    I bought a unused 180 gallon marineland aqaurium on craigslist. corner drains and overflows (4 holes total) measure 1.75" 2 Problems: 1 - take a look at the picture, they holes are drilled 1" apart. The bulkheads at the store cant fit next to eachother as they are more than a half inch...
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