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Old 01-11-2014, 09:37 AM   #51
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1 hole for return. I don't think I've even seen half inch bulkheads. Overflow on one side of the tank and return on the other. They sell a threaded reducer at home depot. You aren't bring it down to 1/2", you are bringing it down to 3/4". the locline T goes from 3/4" to two 1/2".
Loc-Line 61512 Y Reducer

that connects to this-
Loc-Line 61505 NPT Connector

Then of course you need 2 of these-
Loc-Line 51801 Hose Segment

and 2 of these-
Loc-Line 51807 Flare Nozzle
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:11 AM   #52
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OOOh I think I get it now. Thanks so very much. I will need a one inch hole/bulkhead for the return. Then a reducer to get to .75 then the locline goes 3/4 to 1/2 for each nozzle.
thats it right? I just couldnt put my head around it for some reason. lol

Thanks again. Hopefully I have good luck tonight and get this drilled very soon.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:42 PM   #53
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Ok so here is where i am at with this build.

i just ordered from the website above that X linked. I even found the reducer bushing to go from 1 inch to 3/4. I got the 3/4 inch hookup to that reducer and the 3/4 to 1/2 inch splitter for the locline. I got two segments of tube and 2 flare nozzles. SOooo i think the return section is finished. Coming ups I believe so will have it this week.

I hooked up with a local guy last night at the meeting and he will do the drilling as soon as I get the bits. No one had the right size bits so I have to get my own.
I plan on ordering a 45mm bit and a 60mm. that should be 1 inch and 1.5 inches respectively.
I had alot of problems finding the right sizes, I've been going back and forth between glass-holes, BRS, ebay and amazon trying to figure out the right ones to get. It seems glass-holes has bits that are just a tiny bit larger than what everyone else sells. I am assuming its because they are for sch40 or 80 pvc bulkheads. If that is a bad guess let me know. its been driving me nuts. lol
The only other thing is the actual bulkheads. I know I need the 1.5 and 1 inch ones but since I am confused kinda I am going to order both threaded on each end. that seems to be the best fit, but I could be wrong. lol The only negative is that i cant find "short" ones other than from glass-holes and I dont think they will fit if I get the smaller diameter drill bits.
Anyone know of someplace I can get the short bulkheads? AND if I dont find them can I just cut off some of the overflow bulkhead to make it shorter?

Thanks, I know this post is longer than most but I really wanna get this right and need all the help I can get.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:18 AM   #54
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Does your LFS sell bulkheads? They might have the short ones. ( or be able to get them). One of the two LFS in my area had only the long version and the other had none on display, but had both types of bulkheads in their back room area.
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if you take your time with a handsaw and some cool water, you should be able to shorten those without screwing up the threading
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So I received almost everything I need to drill the tank BUT the overflow box. lol

That is supposed to be here in a few days. I got all the bulkheads, the pvc fittings and all the locline as well as the drill bits. So a couple more days and we can get this up and running.

I do have bad news on one front though. After a couple years of having my mandarin Mandy, he has passed. he died yesterday, still fat so I know he didnt starve. Not quite sure what killed him, I think it was the stress of moving tanks to be honest. He just never came back from moving him to the 10g from the biocube. :-(

I will not be getting another one though, I feel I was very lucky with the one I had and dont expect to be that lucky again.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:29 PM   #57
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Sorry Carey. You had her for a very long while though! You have to be proud of that!
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Thanks Red. While i am sorry to see him go I knew he wouldnt last forever. I did a pretty good job at keeping him alive and happy, at least I hope I did. lol

So far the stock for this 40b will be the two clown gobies and the perc clowns will go into the 60g. I was thinking the mandarin would have been great in the 40, but it was not meant to be I guess.
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I suppose everything happens for a reason, as they say.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:52 PM   #60
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Yeah, so they say. i cant see the reason a small helpless little fish should die though. :-(

Kinda bummed about Mandy,. i am really gonna miss him. What I wont miss is the constant feeding I used to do just for him, my water quality in the tank should improve drastically.
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