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Old 10-14-2010, 11:04 PM   #11
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There is a hole with a tube sticking out of it on the top of that elbow towards the left part of it, right over the part that leads down and out. Should I try making it bigger. Right now it's about a 1/8" hole with a 1/8" tube sticking up.

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:50 PM   #12
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A couple of different pics

Here are two more pics. The red outlines are where the holes are in the side of the bend and the upper red outline is the tube sticking up. Thanks...Steve
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:56 PM   #13
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If you can make it bigger that may work. Is the thing sticking up a tube? Where do the holes on the sides go? Just inside the tube?
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Yes, there is one on each side.
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This is the plumbing that came with the aquarium.
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The holes need to be able to pull air not water. like someone said befor get a T instead of the elbow for the first turn so the stand pipe continues up. Cap the top end of Tee. With the smallest drill bit you have drill holes in the cap until the flushing stops. Don't glue any of the components of your stand pipes so you can pull them out if you need to. I have no issues with mine and can vary the water level in the overflows just by cutting the long pipe. you want you drop into the overflows to be 1-2" Also use a larger pipe than your bulkhead for the stand pipe. mine are 1.25" into a 1" bulkhead. look at the picure carefully and you can see the difference in the sizes. Lowes has a MUCH better selection of PVC parts than Home Depot. I made these for about $15 not includeing bulkheads
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Thanks to all of you for your help. After the initial fill and then dump (system and leak check) I've filled the tank back up and on the advice of another member I pulled up the air tubing a bit on each drain and everything is working just perfectly.

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