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Old 02-06-2012, 07:04 PM   #431
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It might be worth a try to hard plumb it. I used flex hose on my reactor and it leaks in the sump (that's why it's in the sump) lol
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #432
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I use a combination of hose and PVC. I like to have the ability to take apart the plumbing easily without cutting anything.

You did use plumbers tape for the screw in connections right? Might wanna give it a few more layers. i had a leak in my 90g at the screw in joint and retaped it and now its fine.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:32 PM   #433
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I use a combination of hose and PVC. I like to have the ability to take apart the plumbing easily without cutting anything.

You did use plumbers tape for the screw in connections right? Might wanna give it a few more layers. i had a leak in my 90g at the screw in joint and retaped it and now its fine.
Yep, we put some where the leaks were, but I think we need more layers. Thanks!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:18 AM   #434
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If your leaking at where the pipes thread together you can also use aquarium silicone. Just put some on the threads and tighten it up.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #435
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EEK! I don't think I'd use silicone, It will work but it will mean you can't remove it if you decide to replumb or need to take a stretch of piping out.

I just used a boatload of tape on the threads and it worked just as well.
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It takes some force to undo the silicone yes but it can be done.
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EEK! I don't think I'd use silicone, It will work but it will mean you can't remove it if you decide to replumb or need to take a stretch of piping out.

I just used a boatload of tape on the threads and it worked just as well.
Yeah. It's not that difficult to undo silicone at all.
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Ha and my vote is hard plum with a union.
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Unions are good too . I put some on my overflow pipes.
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I haven't read the rest of the posts, but would a Flame Hawkfish work? I love mine.
Sorry! I just saw this post!

I love the Flame Hawk too! Just not sure if I am going to go the shrimp/small fish route or not yet. Great suggestion!
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