Posts Tagged ‘plumbing’

Write-Up Wednesday: Schedule 80 Bulkheads

Aquarium bulkheads come in two flavors:

  • sch40
  • sch80

“sch” (short for “schedule”) refers to the thickness of the plastic used in PVC plastic parts. The bigger the schedule, the thicker the plastic and the more pressure that the pipe can …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank Friday AM Quick Tip: Soft Plumbing’s Shadow

Going soft with your plumbing? Make sure you have plenty of these in your tool kit.

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Easiest Way To Plumb Your Saltwater Tank

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: There is no need to glue PVC pipe and fittings. Just push the pieces together enough for them not to leak.

The rest of the story: On one level, this fact is true. You could probably cram …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Leak-Proof Installation Method For Bulkheads

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): To ensure your bulkheads don’t leak, glue them to your tank with PVC cement.

The rest of the story: I about fell out of my chair (again) when I heard this one. A couple of things …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): A Durso Overflow Can’t Be Quiet

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: (T. A. Tues): Durso overflows are loud and can never be quiet.

The rest of the story: Every time I hear this piece of terrible advice, I want to dial one of my tank build clients and …

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