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Tayler
08/27/2007, 09:33 PM
just wondering if anyone could give me some info on plumbing a large tank. pictures, links, setups, etc.

thank you

ricks
08/28/2007, 08:25 AM
PVC and glue...

reefer4eva
08/28/2007, 09:02 AM
What kind of glue is it ??/ Ive seen people use either a purple or blue one.

Bebo77
08/28/2007, 09:04 AM
i used that "red hot" glue i think it was called...

you can click my red house to see my 300g build

reefer4eva
08/28/2007, 09:05 AM
ALright thankss. Btw nice avatar :eek2:

ricks
08/28/2007, 09:22 AM
Bebo 77 I want more pictures of your girlfriend... With a little less on..

reefer4eva
08/28/2007, 09:24 AM
lo man if this girll is really your gf. You are the luckiest man alive right now brother. New 300 galon tank and a girl like this :eek2:

ricks
08/28/2007, 09:32 AM
To hell with the tank... Give me a pair of those tanks...

vegaskid11
08/28/2007, 11:01 AM
The purple is actually clear pvc glue. It just turns purple when you use a purple primer.:rollface:

Using the blue or the clear is fine. I prefer the clear because It is less messy. The glue wipes off the joints with the primer very clean. After you apply the primer the apply the glue and then push fittings together firmly and twist a 1/4 turn. In a time crunch wait one hour and ROCK. 24 hours to reach full cure.

I just plumbed my sump. See the joints.

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/115678sump3-med.jpg

reefer4eva
08/28/2007, 11:33 AM
Ohh i see. NIce set up. CLEANN

dsandfort
08/28/2007, 12:21 PM
Here's the start of mine.

http://www.bernardino.colostate.edu/drs/images/wood tank/plumbing.jpg

reefer4eva
08/28/2007, 12:22 PM
thats probably the craziesttt plumbing design ive ever seeen.. NIceee job

RocketEngineer
08/28/2007, 01:54 PM
Then I guess you havent seen cbui2's setup.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1179719&perpage=25&pagenumber=3

Bebo77
08/28/2007, 01:55 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10652835#post10652835 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dsandfort
Here's the start of mine.

http://www.bernardino.colostate.edu/drs/images/wood tank/plumbing.jpg



LOL.. CRAZY....:eek1: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:

Wryknow
08/28/2007, 03:06 PM
Having messed with the hard PVC though I've become an increasingly big fan of flexible hose myself. It's not cheap at the larger diameters, and you have to be aware of the possibility of kinking but there's no cutting or gluing, it doesn't vibrate, rattle, or crack, and it's easy to take apart if you have to for some reason. I think I may try a compromise and go with spaflex the next time I put a tank together myself. Hard piping is just a real pain in the buttocks if you are working in a confined space.