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Old 05-09-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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I need answers on plumbing an aquarium. How do you all do it with a reef ready tank? Im having a ton of trouble with mine right now. Its up and running but there is a small crack in my corrugated tubing and its leaking water. Its really getting me angry since this is about the 3rd time I tried to plumb it and nothing works.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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i plumbed mine with schedule 40 pvc pipe
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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PVC for me as well... with a couple pieces of 1" dia. hose to isolate the return pump.

PVC may be a bit more expensive, and unforgiving of mistakes during assembly, but once it's put together the way you want, it's mostly indestructible and leakproof.
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fix the crack....would be my advice...lol.
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Buy some marine sealant 5200 and stop the flow for awhile and apply it all around that area. One cures in three hours but a small crack will seal and dry quicker.
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Seriously, I would completely replace any cracked plumbing. A few dollars in pvc is a small price to pay to sleep at night!
Take some pictures and post them here.
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I am going out to lowes today for some pvc. The only thing is the outlet from my drain is less than an inch and the inlet to my sump is a full inch. So would I need an adapter?
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The drain is less than an inch? That's awful small. What size tank is this?
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120 gallon.
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I should have said the drain is an inch but 1" pvc isnt going to work. But the inlet to my sump will fit 1" pvc perfectly.
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