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MiamiLeos first ever reef tank build!
Old 09-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #161
 
I put the silicone down then screw the bulkheads in. The silicone creates its own seal.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:41 PM   #162
 
Killin me smalls. lol. Draining the water out of the overflow now. Oye. My head is killin me. I was about ready to sell the whole flippin thing. And on top of that, the jerk bag at the LFS sold me a bulkhead with only one rubber disc, which is part of the reason it was leaking in the first place. Luckily I had the bulkhead that came with the tank and took a rubber disc from that one. Ugh. Hopefully I can get this done tonight. I ended up having to cut the drain pipe as well in order to screw the bulkhead in tight enough, so had to go to Home Depot for a coupling. BLAH
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #163
 
I was able to unscrew one and put silicone under it, but the other one I'm not able to unscrew so I put silicone over the top of it. UGH >.< I feel like this is never going to be finished.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:31 PM   #164
 
ALMOST DONE!!!! Should be ready tomorrow!!! Be READY FOR THE WATER!!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #165
 
I'm debating whether or not I should try again to unscrew the other bulk head and put silicone under it.. The silicone on top looks pretty good, but looks can be deceiving. Once I put the second rubber disc on it, it wasnt leaking so idk.. I'm on the fence. If it's good now I dont want to screw it up, but, I don't want a leak later on :/
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #166
 
Silicone will keep it from leaking later on.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:41 PM   #167
 
It's on top though, smeared on. Not under like the other one. I guess if theres a problem later I could just do what I did today and drain the overflow to make modifications. PITA though..
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:32 PM   #168
 
Good stuff though. At least you know you can if you had to.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #169
 
Well, it holds water. I glued the pipe back together. Do I have to wait another 24 hours to turn everything on?
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:26 PM   #170
 
If your worried about the pvc pipe glue, then no waiting, that stuff sets up immediately.
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