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Old 12-17-2007, 02:59 AM   #1
 
PVC Pipe Question

Not sure which forum this belongs in but....

Are there any negitive effects that PVC pipe has on tank inhabitants? I know it's used all the time but is there anything that should be done to clean it?
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:13 AM   #2
 
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None that I know of. Besides I used PVC pipes for my freshwater tanks where fish really need it. Is your tank a marine setup? At any rate, the thread can stay here.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:49 AM   #3
 
Thanks, was pretty sure it was ok but doesn't hurt to ask. Yep, It's a saltwater tank.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:34 AM   #4
 
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In furtherance of this question. Can you use the normal pvc pipe glue and cleaner to run the plumbing? If so should you let it dry longer then it requires?
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:58 PM   #5
 
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As a Pipe Fitter by trade I can safely say use PVC cement. You don't really need the primer as the systems are NOT PRESSURIZED. Be clean and do a nice job, don't rush. A nice plumbing job really makes a difference when you look under the tank. It's all about pride.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:09 PM   #6
 
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As a Pipe Fitter by trade I can safely say use PVC cement. You don't really need the primer as the systems are NOT PRESSURIZED. Be clean and do a nice job, don't rush. A nice plumbing job really makes a difference when you look under the tank. It's all about pride.
How true. I've used PVC pipe cement with no problems. Keep it dry for a few hours before using.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:43 PM   #7
 
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Its definitely safe, the SC Aquariums uses it on their 215,000g reef tank. Just make sure it has no leaks, check it regularly, I have seen what happens when a tank's plumbing has a small leak, then the owner goes on vacation, and return to see ruined floors and fish swimming in a inch of water.
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