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Old 12-17-2003, 12:30 PM   #1
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bulkhead question

ok, i'm ready to start the plumbing.

how high should the bulkhead thingie be for the tank-to-sump water flow?

should i just buy the stuff on-line to be safe, or can i buy the stuff from a hardware store and it be just as safe.

i think i know what justdiy would say, but i'm wondering if anyone else has bought there plumbing from the hardware store? (send pics if possible i'm a visual learner)

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Old 12-17-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
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in addition to the hardware and online stores - don't forget about your marine & rv stores :P

do you have an idea how large you want your plumbing to be? like 3/4", 1", 1.5"... parts from hardware store usually take a smaller hole than a true 'aquarium' bulkhead - might be someting to keep in mind as well.
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Sorry, mine came with the tank, and boy was it easy.
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Old 12-17-2003, 01:11 PM   #4
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i have all-glaas reef ready aquarium and i thought it would come with it. but it didn't. Ii'm not sure how large the tubing will be any ideas? the holes in the aquarium are 1.5"

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Old 12-17-2003, 01:12 PM   #5
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I got the all-glass kit and it was a 1" and a 3/4" return for my 75 gal.
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maybe thats what it is
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:34 AM   #7
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Those are inside diameters, btw.
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:55 AM   #8
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i agree, I think a 1.5" hole is for a standard 1" aquarium bulkhead

but you may also be able to get a 1.25" 'diy' bulkhead made from plumbing parts to fit
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