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Old 11-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #21
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Just ordered two bulkheads and silicone from Dr. Fosters. Hope it arrives quickly. So for now, I get to relax a little waiting for project time to come around again.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #22
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It can be difficult. I just sold my 300, which is still in my wall until Saturday, and I am already considering driving out to a store tomorrow and picking up a 93 cube. This money was supposed to (and is) go towards new windows and siding.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #23
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i mean technically a fish tank is made from glass... so using it AS a window is always possible.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #24
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That would be one heck of a window, but I like your thinking. That would be a big change from a 300, but given my luck with this project so far, I'd be happy with a running 93. Learning a new level of patience with this one. But I'll be happy once I'm done. Hope the windows and siding install goes well.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:14 AM   #25
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I think you'll love the cube mr. X, I happen to like my 60g cube very much. The only downside is the cabinet and stuff underneath, its just so small being only 24 inches square. Not sure what you will be getting with a 93g cube, might be better space wise.
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But I'll be happy once I'm done.
your tank will never be done, mineaswell accept that now
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It won't occur again if you use the lubricant.

I'm sorry but I have to say this,

It wouldn't have occurred if silicone was used in the first instance.
Silicone is as cheap as chips! (Potato chips, not gambling chips)

I'm sorry that you ended up wasting a bunch of money.

Peace to all.

((Post is in no way directed at the person responsible for the quote) it is just a very appropriate phrase that prompted my response)
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The reason for threaded bulkheads is so you can remove them. They aren't meant to be in place for ever and ever, until you throw the tank away. This is why you never glue them shut with silicone caulk.
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Doug I appreciate that, however bulkheads leaking is costly. In my game (building) we always seal them for life as it is easier to modify the pipe work than to deal with a leak. Many things in life are reusable but they shouldn't be. Silicone can be removed from the glass preventing loss of tank and preserving its integrity, at the expense of a new bulkhead when the time arises.

How often are reef systems or any such multi tank system moved?
I allowed for a de mountable instance already, (#4) this will allow deconstruction and rebuild with no additional cost from the original installation.

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Now I've thought about it, (beer magic) the thread is to ensure good even tightness. Under sink, basin, bath and shower tray, without rotational force on fitting. Allows correct alignment of plug holes for the "look"

It also allows it to be tightened from one side only, expansion tank and water storage tank and in some cases those outlined above, mainly bath tubs.

In these cases above the bulkhead was never reused, the whole system or part thereof, shower trays etc. was replaced with new items.

I still mean no offence to anyone.
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