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Old 01/06/2007, 06:34 AM   #576
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ha. also one of my favorites. The first time I saw it, I had to rewind it like 10 times.


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Old 01/06/2007, 07:42 AM   #577
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I didn't have the time to read all 23 previous pages, but did anyone mention that if you have a yard and the tank is portable, like 75 gallons or less, you can take it out in the yard and use a trickling water hose to accomplish the same thing as the cup method? A lot less time and worry and you get a nice cleanup, all at the same time.....

Very good heat dissipation with running water........


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Old 01/06/2007, 08:38 AM   #578
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yes, you can. see adnup's pics on page 13.


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Old 01/06/2007, 09:14 PM   #579
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I am worried that drilling holes in my tank will significantly weaken the strength of the tank. what do you think?


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Old 01/06/2007, 11:06 PM   #580
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Scottk, thats how I did mine and it worked great


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Old 01/09/2007, 05:36 PM   #581
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I am planning on drilling my 29g with a bit from lau. It shipped on the second and still waiting. Anyone know about how long it should take to get to Pa?


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Old 01/09/2007, 05:45 PM   #582
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You should have it shortly. Mine shipped to Indy, took about 8 or 9 days. If I remember correctly. = )


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Old 01/17/2007, 06:23 PM   #583
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What is the drill bit size for a 1.5" & 0.75" bulkhead? I need the size in mm & inches.

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Old 01/17/2007, 10:19 PM   #584
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that depends on if it's a schedule 40 or schedule 80 bulkhead.

what do you have?

I used a 60mm bit for a schedule 40 1.5" bulkhead.


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Old 01/18/2007, 11:33 AM   #585
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I've been waiting for a 45 mm drill bit from Lau (Hong Kong) for over a month now, I've emailed twice and got positive responses, but I'm starting to wonder. This is holding up my project, as I need to get the sump finished.

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Old 01/18/2007, 09:55 PM   #586
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Lau has very good service and every order I placed has been received. I would continue communicating with him. No order took more than two weeks to arrive, so I would think there is a problem in your case.


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Old 01/19/2007, 05:45 AM   #587
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I agree, the service from Lau has always been top notch for me. I've ordered 3 times from him and no problems yet. I suspect that maybe he didn't have the bit you needed in stock and is waiting on a shipment of them? Maybe that's the case, just a thought.


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Old 01/30/2007, 07:10 AM   #588
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hey all:

I'm ordering a 2" standard bulkhead fitting from Marine Depot. It calls for a 3" hole in back of my 46 gallon tank. I've already drilled two holes for two 1" bulkheads that are used for supply to my sump.

The new bulkhead will be used for supply to a future Sequence Dart pump. It's intake is 2". Can I drill a hole for a 1.5" bulkhead and reduce the 2" intake to 1.5"? I've read that as long as you don't reduce the intake smaller than the discharge you're okay. But I've also read that the pump runs hotter and this may limit the life of the pump. Who's right, who's wrong? I just cant see drilling a 3" hole in the back of the tank. That's a pretty big hole. But then again a 2 3/8" hole for a 1.5" fitting is not that small either. Has anyone gone a differant route when plumbing their Sequence pumps?

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Old 01/30/2007, 10:11 AM   #589
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I drilled two 3 3/16" holes in each of my two tanks - one one each end to feed Sequence Dart pums. These were for schedule 80 bulkheads. I think you would be fine as long as you were at least 1/2 the hole diameter from any edge.


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Old 01/30/2007, 05:26 PM   #590
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hey all:

I'm ordering a 2" standard bulkhead fitting from Marine Depot. It calls for a 3" hole in back of my 46 gallon tank. I've already drilled two holes for two 1" bulkheads that are used for supply to my sump.

The new bulkhead will be used for supply to a future Sequence Dart pump. It's intake is 2". Can I drill a hole for a 1.5" bulkhead and reduce the 2" intake to 1.5"? I've read that as long as you don't reduce the intake smaller than the discharge you're okay. But I've also read that the pump runs hotter and this may limit the life of the pump. Who's right, who's wrong? I just cant see drilling a 3" hole in the back of the tank. That's a pretty big hole. But then again a 2 3/8" hole for a 1.5" fitting is not that small either. Has anyone gone a differant route when plumbing their Sequence pumps?

Thanks for the help. BTW: Awsome website.

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I have two 1.5" bulkheads that T together into a common 2" PVC to feed my Dart. That works well for me.


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Old 02/01/2007, 01:16 PM   #591
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Would 2 1" bulkheads be to small to feed a Dart with a 2" intake?


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Old 02/03/2007, 12:27 PM   #592
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just wanted to say thank you for an awesome thread! I bought some of those bits from Lau on ebay and it worked out beautifully!


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Old 02/03/2007, 08:20 PM   #593
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Where can we buy these bits locally?...home depot, lowes, or....


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Old 02/03/2007, 08:52 PM   #594
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I have seen several mentions of diy bulkheads in this thread. Anyone have a link or summary of that arrangement?


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Old 02/04/2007, 08:26 AM   #595
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I don't have the links for DIY bulkheads but if it was me, I wouldn't even think about using them unless it was in a scenario where it didn't matter if they leaked. I think they were using PVC fittings, one male threaded and one female threaded. The flange IMO just isn't big enough to assure me it'll be leakproof. Plus you have to find something to serve as a gasket. This of course, is just my opinion and not intended to slam anyone who uses them.


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Old 02/04/2007, 10:41 AM   #596
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I have two 1.5" bulkheads that T together into a common 2" PVC to feed my Dart. That works well for me.
I'm about ready to put a dart on my 75 as a closed loop too, is there a reason you chose not to use a 2" bulkhead to feed the dart? I'm assuming it is due to concerns over that size if intake sucking in fish, etc.?

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Old 02/04/2007, 11:21 AM   #597
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i was searching through the pages but stopped at 7 lol.. can anyone tell me what size "Drain" holes ill need to get about 1100GPH? im getting a mag 12 for a return pump and i need to be able to drain as much as im pumping back up! i was thinking 2 1" but i don't know if that will be enough? should i go bigger or just make more? please let me know.. thanks


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Old 02/04/2007, 12:18 PM   #598
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Where can we buy these bits locally?...home depot, lowes, or....
The only local place is Hong Kong! LOL! It cost me, I think, 15 bucks, for 2 of the bits and they did a great job! Well worth the money!


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Old 02/04/2007, 01:29 PM   #599
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The only local place is Hong Kong! LOL! It cost me, I think, 15 bucks, for 2 of the bits and they did a great job! Well worth the money!
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Old 02/04/2007, 05:12 PM   #600
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Went to the lfs and had'm drill it...


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