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Old 03-21-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Bulkhead in Rubbermaid Sump

Would it be ok to drill holes and place bulkheads in Rubbermaid or any other brand storage containers without much worry, if done right of course?
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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I used a bulkhead in a 25 gal rubbermaid that I used as a refugium with no problems.
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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thanx for the reassurance
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Yellow Tang -(Junior), Flame Angel -(Flamey)
Bicolor Blenny -(Butch), Randall Jawfish -(Jaws)
Lawnmower Blenny -(Lenny), Talbot's Damsel -(Dottie), Tomato Clown -(Ketchup)
Nameless fish include, Neon Blenny, Singapore Shrimp Goby, Yellow Tail Damsel, 1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimps, purple pseudochromis.
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:55 PM   #4
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We just installed our fuge last week. We drilled 2 holes in the side of a 10g container and put a bulkhead in each. We have one raised slightly higher than the other so that in the event that the one clogs the other will be a safety net. We also drilled a hole (that is supposed to have plumbers putty around it ... ahem... ) and put the return line back in through there. Cut a hole in the top and covered it with plexy to put the light hood over it.
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:05 AM   #5
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Interesting Phyl -- could you post a picture of that set up? I'd like to add a sump to my 55 gal, and am looking to inexpensive alternatives.
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