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ILLBETHEJUDGE 03-25-2014 08:48 PM

Easy water changes or not?
 
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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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RSVBiffer 03-29-2014 11:34 AM

How are you thinking of doing it? You could use both holes and have one in, one out.

ILLBETHEJUDGE 03-29-2014 12:15 PM

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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Tolak 03-29-2014 12:46 PM

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.

Cichlidsrule102 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

ILLBETHEJUDGE 03-31-2014 08:36 AM

I am gonna paint the bottom.

Agent13 03-31-2014 09:11 AM

Remember to leak test the tank after you're done .


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