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    Bought a tank with a 1 3/4" drilled hole what do I do?

    Discussion in 'DIY Projects and Ideas' started by tbradley97, Jan 21, 2012.

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      I recently purchased a 40L from a pet store that went out of business but have run into problems when I decided to run a sump with a gravity overflow. What size piping will I need im new to this type of thing, but not with fish. The hole is an inch and 3/4 and i was just planning on running an elbow up and I already have five feet of 1" clear flexible hosing that fits my pump...
       
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      A 1" bulkhead fits in about a 1 3/4" hole. Search Aquarium bulkhead on googlee and find the size bulkhead that requires a 1 3/4" hole. Buy it. Use an adapter to change to what ever sized pipe you want to run.
       
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      Yes, exactly what Egon said! He is just a faster typer than I am... his post wasn't there when I started mine. :D
       
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      once again the tortoise wins out in the long run. Egon's link is dead.
       
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      You seem to be new to bulkheads: if it leaks, DON'T SILICONE IT, just reseat it. Also, make sure you get threaded x threaded, you'd probably regret any slip fits in a month, mas o menos.
       

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