Originally Posted by paul87
Looks good, and incredibly similar to my tank! LOL. What exactly do you mean that you glued the pieces in your overflow box in the wrong bulkheads? Do you mean the elbow and the straight piece? if so this may be ok. As long as there is a decent gap between the top of the elbow and the top of the straight piece. Them being drilled at different heights was just kinda something I did on my own to allow a little more room in the box for the bulkheads and I didn't know 100% of how I was gonna adjust the height of my 2 drains for the herbie. Things just feel prefect though. If you used PVC
cement I don't think a heat gun will do it. To be honest I'm not sure if anything will do it besides removal and replacement. I could be wrong on that however. I would run if full of water like you will do when the tank is up and running and see if you can adjust it and get it working right before trying to remove it. Also, the heat will loosen the silicone on the overflow box for sure. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you let me know how things go.
I had glued the elbow in the lower bulkhead and the straight piece in the higher one. When I filled the tank and tested for leaks thats when i noticed that all of my water was draining through the emergency pipe and wasnt going through the main pipe with the filter sock. That's when i realized that i had the pieces in the overflow switched.
I was able to heat the pieces up with a heat gun and remove them. In order to do that I had to remove the overflow box. I also had to replace a section of pipe because the heat from the gun caused it to bend. I have the elbow and straight pieces glued back in the right place now. I just have to glue the overflow box back in now. I will do another water test one night this week and hopefully get this tank filled and cycling by the weekend.
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