Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 440
Slight Leaking

Alright. My tank is drilled with an overflow and a return fitting. The bulkhead for the return line is slightly leaking. Nothing serious, but enough to pose a problem. Where the hosing barb fits into the actual bulkhead if where it's leaking...not from the inside of the tank. Since I may need to move the hose in the future, etc, etc, should I just silicone around it, so I can scrape it off when I need to move the barb? Epoxy will cement it there forever. Ideas? Thanks for any and all help!
__________________

__________________
125 gallon saltwater: 55gal sump, 4 Blue-Green Chromis, Purple Tang, True Perc, Firefish, Royal Gramma, 5 Ricordea, Bubble Coral, 15 Pulsing Xenia, Green Star Polyps, Deresa clam, Green-Tip Torch Coral (about 11 "heads"!), Orange Montipora Cap, Purple M. Digitata, Green Slimer Acro. Yongei, 3 Orange M. Digitata, Pink&Green Acro. Millepora
dansemacabre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Use straight pvc to make a hose nipple and glue it in place with PVC cement. If it's not cemented in place...that is why it's leaking. If you use a straight piece of pvc, it shouldn't be a problem to remove the bulkhead later, pvc and all
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 440
Here's what it looks like. Should I just cement the black thing in place?
http://mipunk.tripod.com/0385/over.html
__________________
125 gallon saltwater: 55gal sump, 4 Blue-Green Chromis, Purple Tang, True Perc, Firefish, Royal Gramma, 5 Ricordea, Bubble Coral, 15 Pulsing Xenia, Green Star Polyps, Deresa clam, Green-Tip Torch Coral (about 11 "heads"!), Orange Montipora Cap, Purple M. Digitata, Green Slimer Acro. Yongei, 3 Orange M. Digitata, Pink&Green Acro. Millepora
dansemacabre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2004, 10:23 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
Should I just cement the black thing in place?
No, I wouldn't ceent an elbow in place, I would use a straight piece.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2004, 10:33 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 440
So I need to find some connecting pieces, get a tiny piece of pvc the same size, put it in between, and glue the pvc pipe into the bulkhead? I've got some scrap 3/4" pvc somewhere around here from the skimmer assembly. I can use that, if that's what you're talking about. Oh, and hey, thanks for the help.
__________________
125 gallon saltwater: 55gal sump, 4 Blue-Green Chromis, Purple Tang, True Perc, Firefish, Royal Gramma, 5 Ricordea, Bubble Coral, 15 Pulsing Xenia, Green Star Polyps, Deresa clam, Green-Tip Torch Coral (about 11 "heads"!), Orange Montipora Cap, Purple M. Digitata, Green Slimer Acro. Yongei, 3 Orange M. Digitata, Pink&Green Acro. Millepora
dansemacabre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2004, 12:33 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 440
Ok, the bulkhead is actually made of the same pipe as lawn sprinklers. It's not pvc or anything close. So, not only can I not use pvc cement, but it's a completely different size than any pvc. There's no way to make a bridge from the elbow to the bulkhead. So, if I have to glue the elbow into the bulkhead, so be it. Problem is, what's a safe adhesive to use on this kind of piping?
__________________
125 gallon saltwater: 55gal sump, 4 Blue-Green Chromis, Purple Tang, True Perc, Firefish, Royal Gramma, 5 Ricordea, Bubble Coral, 15 Pulsing Xenia, Green Star Polyps, Deresa clam, Green-Tip Torch Coral (about 11 "heads"!), Orange Montipora Cap, Purple M. Digitata, Green Slimer Acro. Yongei, 3 Orange M. Digitata, Pink&Green Acro. Millepora
dansemacabre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2004, 09:27 AM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
If it's a standard aquarium bulkhead, pvc cement will work on it. While regular pvc is not a tight fit, it should work with plenty of cement. If you don't mind replacing the bulkhead and fitting if you ever have to move it, you can simply cement the existing fitting in place
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
leaking, light

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A slight fog... monte1214 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 01-09-2009 01:24 PM
Slight Algae Problem SeriousDude5 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 04-30-2008 12:49 PM
bought used tank, has slight leak heathers_hounds Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 11-19-2007 11:50 PM
Slight problem with nitrates tuwhada Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 09-28-2004 07:33 PM
hippo with slight ICH iservicebox Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 8 01-08-2004 11:38 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.