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Old 11-03-2003, 06:43 PM   #11
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Your 4 for 4 on leaks, I don't think you set them up right. I can't access the pics, could you upload a pic of the bulkhead here?
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:31 AM   #12
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Old 11-04-2003, 11:51 AM   #13
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Well, it's hard to tell, it does look like two nuts on that, do both of them turn?
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yeah both turn, so you can change where the connection is in relation to the threaded normal pipe setion.
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I would use teflon tape around the threads, I imagine that is where the leak is coming from. That is not truely a bulk head, that I've seen, but with some teflon tape, it should be able to be made to work
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cool, ill give it a go
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If I understand correctly, you have a threaded pipe, two nuts and a rubber gasket? Further in assembling, in the inside of the tank, you have the pipe, rubber gasket and nut and on the outside, a nut?

If this is correct then couple of questions for you. How are you able to tighten the nut on the inside without creasing the gasket?

Based on what you are describing, I do not think you have what we call a bulkhead fitting but a double end threaded piece of pipe with two nuts and a washer. If this is the case, what I would suggest is:
A) see if you can acquire proper bulkhead fittings
B) if you cannot, then you need a flat nylon washer that will fit over the rubber gasket on the inside of the tank so you can properly seal the opening.

HTH. 8)
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Andrew, had a look at your picture (sorry I did not before I wrote the first reply). Based on that picture, you should feed the fitting from the inside of the tank so that the threaded section is on the outside and the smoothe piece to the right of your photo is on the inside (I will refer to this as the smooth side). So the order should be smooth side, gasket, aquarium glass nut (on the outside). That should have the gasket flush against the aquarium glass and the nut on the outside snugs up the fitting against the glass. Hand tighter the fitting only so it is very snug - do not overtighter. That is the way this should be assembled. Are you sure it is leaking from the fitting at the glass point, or where your male plumbing fitting screws onto this piece? It is not uncommon for new connections to leak at very little at the beginning that should stop within a day or two.

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yeah i have gone around and done a few adjustments around the place and am filling the tank up again for another check. i hope its okay this time.
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Good luck with that. I am curious, was the way I described it the way you had it set up?
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