MiamiLeos first ever reef tank build! - Page 17 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #161 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 06:49 PM
I put the silicone down then screw the bulkheads in. The silicone creates its own seal.
Reefing Madness is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #162 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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
MiamiLeos is offline  
post #163 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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.
MiamiLeos is offline  
post #164 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 10:31 PM
ALMOST DONE!!!! Should be ready tomorrow!!! Be READY FOR THE WATER!!!
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #165 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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 :/
MiamiLeos is offline  
post #166 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 11:26 PM
Silicone will keep it from leaking later on.
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #167 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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..
MiamiLeos is offline  
post #168 of 231 Old 09-24-2012, 12:32 AM
Good stuff though. At least you know you can if you had to.
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #169 of 231 Old 09-24-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Well, it holds water. I glued the pipe back together. Do I have to wait another 24 hours to turn everything on?
MiamiLeos is offline  
post #170 of 231 Old 09-24-2012, 07:26 PM
If your worried about the pvc pipe glue, then no waiting, that stuff sets up immediately.
Reefing Madness is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
40 Gallon Reef Build bigfish93 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 8 03-31-2012 12:45 AM
29 gallon reef build sedrostyle Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 17 03-07-2012 10:11 PM
20G reef build with 10G sump Splinter492 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 29 08-26-2010 08:17 PM
newb 52g reef build marine666 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 9 04-10-2010 07:55 PM
75 gallon reef build 6998 Saltwater Journals 38 01-02-2010 01:59 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome