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post #1 of 7 Old 03-25-2014, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
Easy water changes or not?

I recently bought a 110 pre dilled tall aquarium and I was wondering if is possible to seal one of the holes with a bulkhead and in the other one to put a water shut of valve for easy water changes. Mind you I got no substrate.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-29-2014, 11:34 AM
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How are you thinking of doing it? You could use both holes and have one in, one out.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-29-2014, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
Well I already removed the corner overflow. And plug one of the holes with a bulkhead but I don't know if it would be safe to put the water shut of valve in the other hole or would the pressure be too much on the valve? I already got everything that I need to do it but I want to make sure is safe.
The glass on the tank is half inch thick.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-29-2014, 12:46 PM
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The valve should hold the pressure, just like a household valve will hold pressure when shut off. Most of my tanks are drilled with overflows for water changes, hose in tap, calculate gpm for the hose, set a timer & let the overflow do the rest. Once done add dechlor & move the hose to another tank.
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-31-2014, 01:26 AM
its a good idea, although its my belief that fish will be happier with a natural coloured substrate cause its more natural. Other wise ti would be like living in a glass house with a mirror as a floor
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-31-2014, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
I am gonna paint the bottom.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-31-2014, 09:11 AM
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