I could use a little advice here please:
I bought a 52 Gallon Corner Bow Tank yesterday off of someone on Craigslist. It was used for saltwater and will remain that way with me.
The guy pointed out that a 3/4" ball valve on the filter return side, broke off toward the top underbottom of the tank, about 2 inches from the base of the tank underneath where sealed.
show that there are some broken sections still glued to the return pipe, and if I cut directly above and put another ball valve on, I dont leave myself much room for error (ie. not properly sealed), and I would think that it would force me to have someone at that point need to come in, repipe with a longer piece of pipe on the return, so if down the road something leaks from the valve, I have extra inches to cut away and reattach a new ball valve.
Is the right thing to do here have someone repipe, or do I cut away above that broken section, use a coupler, add a pipe extension without having to pull out the top portion from the tank, break the seal, reseal it into the tank, and add my extension pipe under the coupler ?
Please tell me what the right move is here, as my tank is empty, and I want this done right the first time as you can imagine.
Thanks for the help guys, as I got a wife and a 4 yr old boy asking when they can get a "NEMO" fish in the tank. LOL
Boca Raton, FL
Also, anyone know of a place in South Florida that does tank repairs ?