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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey reefers, Been a while since I’ve posted on here. Finally getting a chance to start setting up a tank big enough to reef. I have a 75gal display and a 34 gallon sump which I just plumbed. My main question (and forgive me if its already answered somewhere here) is how long you should...
  2. 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...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So as far as plumbing goes, I'm running pic pipes to and from my dual overflows in the corner of my tank. The pvc that runs to and from the overflows are not glued, it is one long pipe for each of the flows. If I glued them I wouldn't be able to take them out. I was wondering if that would be a...
  4. The THINK Tank
    Do you guys consider which types of plastics you add to your system? I have a bunch of Pex tube leftover from a plumbing project, was thinking about skipping the PVC when I build my overflow. Hard to find much research, at least until they decide there's a market for BPA free, organic aquarium...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have my new tank creation, 65gal predrilled with a 1inch drain and 3/4 return in the family room with my 40 to 45 gal sump/fuge in the wet room outside in my patio closet 28 feet away. I'm running 28ft of 1 inch for my drain line and 28 ft of 3/4 for the return line...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Help im looking for flex pvc online but most is charging more for shipping then the product even double i need maybe 7' to be safe of both 3/4 and 1 1/2 any advice will help. Oh by the way im stationed in japan and its not in any hardware shop here
  7. DIY Forum
    I'm just about to start working on a new tank with sump to act as a quarantine unit. The last tank I used 3/4" PVC piping, where this one, I'm going to be using 1 1/2" ABS pipe. I don't imagine there being any problems associated with using ABS pipe, but I figured I'd better ask anyway. The...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    HI, I need a cement or glue brand that can stick PVC/pressure pipe without harming the inhabitants? ANy ideas appreciated :biga:
  9. Reefing Equipment
    Anyone here running ultra flex pvc for their return/drain lines? If so, how is it holding up thus far? Like it vs regular pvc? Any limitations?
  10. Reefing Equipment
    I have had my tank finally set up for a couple days and it's cycling now with dry rock. My problem is that the drain is pretty loud, even louder than the mag 5. It's a bulkhead with a screwed on elbow and with a screwed on strainer. The person that gave me the strainer broke out a couple...
  11. DIY Forum
    I am building a reservoir for RO/DI water from a HDPE garbage can. I made a little drain pipe with a valve of PVC pipe. I made it 48 hours ago, but it still smells acetone from cement. So I wonder do I have to wait for the smell to be gone, or its ok to start filling the can ? Thanks !
  12. 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...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    I recently got the TUNZE Silence 1.008 that does around 200 GPH. It included a 1/2" NPT fittings and 1/2" hose barb for 1/2" tubing. This is probably a noob question, but how do I connect the PVC to the pump? Or would I have to use vinyl tubing? Thank you in advance to all those who reply!
  14. DIY Forum
    Hey TRT members, I am thinking of doing an overflow and found this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQU1oOtCjHE Does anyone have experience with these types of overflows and have any tips or build threads that will help me out? I'm going to try to build a similar overflow and...
  15. "Soft" corals
    I installed a new refugium last Saturday. The normal stuff, sand, chaeto and light. I made an overflow and return from pvc and clear tubing. The last couple of days, all of my corals have retracted and closed up. I am worried that the pvc cement or the paint i used is causing problems. I had...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so i figured out most of my 55 corner tank, i figured out my led light, im going sumpless, I just don't have good enough room only a 5.5 gallon would fit or some sort of plastic container mess so i axed that idea. Im starting out and only doing simple corals at first and putting a equal...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I had asked this question in my build thread but I haven't gotten a response and I'm looking to get this done ASAP. I have a 90 degree PVC elbow with a strainer for my drain line. I have this film on the right side of the tank (the side with the overflow) and was wondering if I should put an...
  18. DIY Forum
    I got a great deal on a 65 gallon tank used on Craigslist ($50). After putting together a list on BRS, plumbing the tank with schedule 80 (Gray) and bit to drill glass and so on comes out to $200. At that price, I could have got a brand new tank with overflow built in already. Anyway, just...
  19. Reefing Equipment
    hello,im new to this site and have some questions and need some advice/help on my new 20 gallon long sump =) its 30" long and 12.5" tall the refugium chamber is 13.5" in length and 9.5" tall i have two more dividers that are 8.5" tall and 7.5" tall. in total i have four chambers. if you look at...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I was gluing all the parts of the tank with the pvc cement (Purple) and primer. Once the tank got filled and started running. I noticed after 3 hours that there is the purple cement inside on the side of the sump. I am worried that it will kill the tank!!! :( My tank is 110 gallons and my sump...
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