Hello all. I am in the process of putting my tank together. I have 60 gallon cube tank that has been pre-drilled with the reef ready plumbing. I know what tubes are supposed to connect where, but the PVC
male and female fittings that my LFS
advised me on purchasing are driving me insane. This is what I have: a 3/4'' x 1/2'' reducing burring that connects to my Mag 5 pump. I then have a 3/4'' female pipe thread x female pipe thread connected to that burring. My vinyl tubing is then supposed to connect to that female pipe, but is way too small to wrap around it. The LFS
then said that I could heat up the tubing to stretch it and make it fit.
I also have a 3/4'' male pipe thread x h.b. that connects to a 3/4'' slip x female pipe thread that connects to the pipe going into the tank. Once again I would need to heat the vinyl tubing for this to even come close to fitting around the PVC
Does this all sound correct, or is there an easier way? It seems to me that the vinyl tubing would fit easier on the male thread than the female... HELP PLEASE!!!!
P.S. - I can take pictures of the PVC
fittings if this would help.