Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: Even These Parts Need To Be Matched

Replacing the bulkheads on your tank? Besides bulkhead size, make sure you match up this important part.

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Comments for this article (9)

  • Da'mon says:

    That’s a great tip. Nothing more annoying than bringing home or ordering the wrong bulkhead and it does not fit properly..

  • Dale says:

    Great tip. I also learned the hard way that the pipe size of unions are the same but different manufactures will have different size threads. So if for need to replace a half of a union, make sure the threads will screw together before you glue.

  • kevin says:

    Pff never tought of that. I don’t know if thats an issue in Europe (ps switch to the metric system ;)).

  • Joey_s. says:

    yes yes yes. great tip. I’ve mixed bulk heads before had a 30g cube leak 15-20 gallons on to my bedroom floor at 3 in the morning. not fun, and I was lucky it didn’t get to the hard wood floors in the hall.

  • Great tip Mark! How’s the tank running?

  • Jeff…you’ll find out soon.

  • Kevin…I’d switch if the rest of my country would just follow along!

  • Sweet! Looking forward to it.

  • Nick says:

    I am starting my first (pre-) drilled tank after years of HOB overflows. The LFS recommended a bulkhead standpipe loc line boxed combo to accompany the tank. This video, while helpful, makes me nervous that the bulkhead and tank combo suggested by the LFS could slightly increase the probability of failure.

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