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Old 06-28-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Hi All,

This is my first post, so go easy on me! I searched and did not find a suitable answer to my question...

Me nd my Wife jst moved and are upgrading our 55g marine to a 125. We purched an All Glass 125 megaflow and 2 of the megaflow overflow kits, but it does not seem like the bulkheads are compatible with standard tubing....the 3/4" and 1" are not even close to fitting the respective bulkheads, an 1" is too big for the 3/4" bulkhead, and 1 1/4" too big for the 1" bulkhead. I tried PVC piping, but the same issue....3/4" too small, 1" too big, so no go there. Does anyone use the overflow kits and what doe you use for your plumbing?

Thanks in advance!

Don in Ohio.
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could you get a reducing coupling that would knock the 1.25 down to a 1"? maybe from home depot or lowes. or even better, try googling a local plumbing supply store. Small business owners are usually able to help you better with little things like this.
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Thanks for the reply! Asked the LFS this morning what to do and they came up with a good idea that I never thought of....dip the end of the flexible tubing n hot/boiling water to soften it up a bit, then try ti fit it over the bulkhead, and it worked! The 1" bulkhead posed a whole nother issue which was my fault....needed 1 1/4" tubing and I had 1"...got the 1 1/4", soaked it in hot water, and now I have a plumbed tank.....going to get the sump running tommorow evening. Wish me luck!

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