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Old 02-16-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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Bulkhead Fitting

I am installing a new 120g tank which will come drilled from the bottom with two overflows drilled for 1" lines. Should I install slip fitting bulkheads or threaded bulkheads?
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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PVC or Flexhose

I am setting up a new reef ready marine tank and was originally planning on using pvc for everything, but I am considering the use of flexible hose instead. Any suggestions on which or if I should combine the two and on what components should I use what? I will have 120g tank with 40 or 55g sump, protein skimmer, mag 12, lots of live rock.
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I prefer threaded because if anything should ever happen, i.e. leaks, the main componant can be disassembled rather than having to cut through pvc.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:48 PM   #4
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Durso vs Stockman Standpipe

Anyone have any suggestions on standpipe in 120g dual built in overflow (Durso, Stockman, something else)>
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If you use flexible hose you dont need to cut through PVC>?
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They all function about the same unless you have a special application such as external Durso's, etc. Pick which ever one you have room for and relatively easy for you.
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If you use flexible hose you dont need to cut through PVC>?
Flex-hose or flex-pvc? Either way, I always choose threaded for every application if I can help it.
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Did you buy the tank yet? My Perfecto predrilled tank came with all the bulkheads and overflow plumbing.
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+1 for ccCapt. Pre-drilled tanks usually come with the bulkheads, etc.

I would always opt for threaded, and pvc over flex hose IMO. I have a combination under my tank thanks to the lfs, and replaced parts with threaded pvc. Much easier to take portions apart for cleaning.
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The tank has not arrived yet, but it is reef ready and will come with the plumbing, but I was considering changing it out if it made sense.
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