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corbett_n
12/25/2008, 04:45 PM
Anybody got any pics or threads of of a 75g rr tank with the plumbing. I guess it doesn't have to be a 75, but that is what I have. I was looking at a simple sump design without a closed loop. I have already checked melev site.
thanks

JDigital
12/25/2008, 05:04 PM
My 75G RR with Closed Loop.

EDIT: oops, missed the part about not wanting CL's.. haha.. oh well, just imagine it without.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/JDigital/54G%20Reef%20Tank/CL1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/JDigital/54G%20Reef%20Tank/75plumb5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/JDigital/54G%20Reef%20Tank/75plumb4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/JDigital/54G%20Reef%20Tank/75plumb1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/JDigital/54G%20Reef%20Tank/75plumb7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/JDigital/54G%20Reef%20Tank/75plumb3.jpg

corbett_n
12/25/2008, 05:09 PM
thanks that does help some

JDigital
12/25/2008, 05:22 PM
I went with a Herbie for my overflow. Highly recommend a gate valve if you take that route.

corbett_n
12/26/2008, 12:22 PM
do i need to silicone the bulkheads?

Elan L.
12/26/2008, 12:26 PM
not good pics but maybe this will help a bit

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq317/ElanL/Picture128.jpg

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq317/ElanL/Picture129.jpg

Elan L.
12/26/2008, 12:27 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14018050#post14018050 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by corbett_n
do i need to silicone the bulkheads?

yes, i would do that.

JDigital
12/26/2008, 01:11 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14018050#post14018050 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by corbett_n
do i need to silicone the bulkheads?

It's not required, but it won't hurt... I only siliconed my 2" one because I couldn't get it as tight as the smaller ones (due to a lack in big enough pliers).

DevilBoy
12/26/2008, 01:28 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14018242#post14018242 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by JDigital
It's not required, but it won't hurt... I only siliconed my 2" one because I couldn't get it as tight as the smaller ones (due to a lack in big enough pliers).


bulkheads should only be hand tight.

shag26272
12/26/2008, 02:50 PM
dont use silicone, if you bump the plumbing or something you can break the seal. They work better without it.

corbett_n
12/26/2008, 05:45 PM
Even if the silicone breaks shouldn't the bulkhead still be water tight. Wouldn't it be a just be a precaution.

nikon187
12/26/2008, 07:01 PM
I have never siliconed bulkheads in, just hand tight plus a 1/8 turn with pliers. My last tank ( Used) had bulkheads siliconed in and it was a pain to get those out ( they were old and needed changing) It took over 2hours to cut them free

shag26272
12/26/2008, 11:54 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14019460#post14019460 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by corbett_n
Even if the silicone breaks shouldn't the bulkhead still be water tight. Wouldn't it be a just be a precaution.

I doubt it, the rubber gasket would not seal as well due to the dried silicone on it.

Garage1217
12/27/2008, 12:56 AM
I always silicone the top and bottom of the rubber seal & also give them a small 1/4 turn past hand tight with a wrench. Never had a leak & never will.

For the person that said "do not silicone them as they can leak if bumped" if your bulkheads are that loose in the first place, they would be leaking without silicone & leaking a LOT. Silicone is elastic, a small bump would not do anything to them. It takes a lot to tear or pull silicone loose. Trust me, removing one of my bulkheads after I install one is a pain in the rear hahaha.

http://www.garage1217.com/REEFPICS/SUMP/SUMP.jpg

http://www.garage1217.com/REEFPICS/90BUILDUP/plumbing.jpg

shag26272
12/27/2008, 08:26 AM
well, it is unnecessary