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    DIY Bulkhead

    Well this is one of those things you need to pass on, found it though to myself other may find this useful.


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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    now why in the heck didn't I think of that! Face/palm!!
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    DIY Bulkhead

    Lol I had to buy that for my DIY wet dry but I used Teflon instead of the oRing

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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    I'll have to keep this in mind for the future Click here to enlarge
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    Oh man! Now that is an awesome find! Thanks Kordova! Click here to enlarge
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    I have heard that they work great and are so much cheaper
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    great find i have to remember this aswell. Why didn't anyone figure this out before? lol

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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    I thought some of you might like this, I sure did when I saw it. Click here to enlarge

    @sm26 I'd defiantly agree, you could make this for much cheaper but I'd be cautious if using this for a bottom drilled aquarium, just simply because it has little surface area, but I could be wrong as I've never used this... Yet Click here to enlarge


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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    I might try that skimmer.
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    It seems the be well thought out, never checked it out tell now as I don't have a use for a skimmer. Maybe one day though.


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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    i went down to the store and looked but i couldn't find the part that screws into the other.

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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    What parts am I looking at here, would be helpful if there names, I like the idea but don't have a clue what they are called.

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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    i have a few of these that i salvaged off my 100g's there very usefull but can be a pain to remove if not having the space in the stand
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    The best I can do for parts is: Slip x Male Thread, Slip x Female Thread and O-ring. Hope that helps.


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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    I do the same thing but I use flat rubber washers and Teflon. most hardware stores have rubber washers. if you can't get it to stop leaking put a dab of silicone on the washers and a few more wraps of Teflon. Be sure to let the silicone dry! Bulkheads are probable better but harder to come by and cost more. I don't no if I would do this on the pressure side of things but I might try? Great Ideal and pics thanks for sharing!!!!!!!
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    Well got my first DIY bulkhead and worked like a Charm!! Click here to enlarge No silicone needed :P

    Parts left to right: 1" O-ring, DIY plastic washer, 1" Male Thread to 3/4" Slip, 1" Female Thread to 1" slip, and 1" to 3/4" Reducer.

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    Here is the completed bulk head.

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    Note: I would change the 1" Female Thread to 1" slip for a 1"Female Thread to 3/4" slip but wasn't able to find that part so I made do. Click here to enlarge


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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    Nice job.
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    Looks Great, Kordova
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    I have been using this technique for about 6 months now. I used 2washers both side of the male n female thred fittings coz in between there is a glass.
    Actualy mate this is good for low thick glass or acrylic tanks. I have seen acrylic tanks that they hv 1 inch or hgher thickness. So in that case u cannot use this fittings becoz the male thread fitting wont penetrate the hole in the thick acrylic. It is shorter.
    But this is awsomely worked for my tank so far no leaks if u using 2 rubber vashers both side. I had to go for this configuration coz i couldnt find any bulkheads in our hardware stores Click here to enlarge

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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    nice job mate

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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    this is interesting for sure.
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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    Nice job, what was the final cost of it?

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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    For me it costs only 4$ or less including all the pipes and fittings and 2 flow controllers. its pretty much easy to use actually. Click here to enlarge

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    Re: DIY Bulkhead

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lahi88
    For me it costs only 4$ or less including all the pipes and fittings and 2 flow controllers. its pretty much easy to use actually. Click here to enlarge
    That is awesome, great job!

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    I will be using this soon thanks!

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    Awesome idea! I will definitely try it on one of my tanks.
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    Took your advice and got the conduit PVC male pipe thread and slip. Put it with the DWT PVC fittings. Didn`t use an O ring because this in my sump that I`m building for my 180g tank. The conduit fitting thread seems longer and snugs up nicely into the DWT fittings. Sure is a good idea and a lot less expensive.

    The last picture is of the sump. It`s size is 50x22x16.25/231=77.380952381g LOL 75g is all it is gonna have.


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    Sweet!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mela Click here to enlarge
    Took your advice and got the conduit PVC male pipe thread and slip. Put it with the DWT PVC fittings. Didn`t use an O ring because this in my sump that I`m building for my 180g tank. The conduit fitting thread seems longer and snugs up nicely into the DWT fittings. Sure is a good idea and a lot less expensive.

    The last picture is of the sump. It`s size is 50x22x16.25/231=77.380952381g LOL 75g is all it is gonna have.


    TKS Mel
    Awesome!! Glad you were able to use this idea!! Defiantly like the pictures, looks like its coming along quite nicely!! Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mela Click here to enlarge
    Took your advice and got the conduit PVC male pipe thread and slip. Put it with the DWT PVC fittings. Didn`t use an O ring because this in my sump that I`m building for my 180g tank. The conduit fitting thread seems longer and snugs up nicely into the DWT fittings. Sure is a good idea and a lot less expensive.

    The last picture is of the sump. It`s size is 50x22x16.25/231=77.380952381g LOL 75g is all it is gonna have.


    TKS Mel
    have you done a build thread on this sump?

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