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Old 04-25-2006, 06:32 PM   #21
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nope, if it was, I'd wrap more tape around it. It's a slip fit.

I suppose I could get a double threaded bulkhead and purchase fittings for it.
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:39 PM   #22
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I would use silicon before doing that. PVC cement would also work but it would be stuck for life. Heard anything from oceanic?
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:59 PM   #23
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i figured if i did use anything, silcone would be it

nothing from oceanic yet
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:02 PM   #24
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Wrap some teflon tape around the standpipe where it fits into to bulkhead. When you jam that bad boy back in, it'll push the tape up to the opening and might just be enough to form the seal you're lookin' for.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:44 PM   #25
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hey thats good.
i hadn't thought of using tape since there aren't any threads

i was never good at thinking outside the box
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I thought about it but teflon tape will "pack". Once it is in it will only take a slight bump to break the seal. Some kind or plastic tape like electrical tape would probably work better. Anyone know of a issue with electrical tape adhesive?
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:03 PM   #27
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hmm, at that point I'd be better off using silicone

i'll wait a few hours into tomorrows work day for oceanic to respond and then get the silicone out
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Kind of surprised that Oceanic hasn’t replied yet Considering how much their reef ready tanks cost and how long they have been in the tank making businesses you would think they would make the overflows right in the first place or at least be quick to reply to any issues. I’ll be in the market for a reef ready tank soon and if they don’t resolve this issue soon I think I’ll be going with All-Glass although both use the “Mega-Flow”

Personally I’d use silicon before anything else as well. It’s easily replaceable at a later date if you ever have to redo it due to leaks again since the overflow is sealed well I assume. IMO I’d expect Oceanic to replace all parts for free under warranty and you shouldn’t have to do any adjustments.
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Elzool - having read these posts, I believe you are a certified nut. Happy to make your aquaintance! Sounds like you're having the time of your life.

One thing though... don't try the skirt on.

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Believe me, with proper planning and working with these folks 'round here, you'll do just fine. Skirts aren't needed to be succesful in SW aquaria. 'Specially on guys.
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how are you planning on cycling your tank?
First I was going to use sea monkeys, but I heard that was cruel. Then I realized I didn't have any comic books to order them with so I decided I'd go the shrimp route.



you are too funny.... very enjoyable post
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