View Full Version : plumbing a large tank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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


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:

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.