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    Wills overflow...

    Hope this works... Here are a few photos I took of my overflow.
    One bulk head is supposed to be an back up incase the other somehow gets blocked but think they are both same hight (I forgot to off set the aux. hole!!)
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    he he.. ya.. its a common mistake to make the 2nd hole at same height.

    its looking good.
    with the overflow that high and the chip that high it should have less stress.
    but as I said in your other post, in you are worried about it, put another large piece of glass and silicone it to your tank for more strenght.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    he he.. ya.. its a common mistake to make the 2nd hole at same height.

    its looking good.
    with the overflow that high and the chip that high it should have less stress.
    but as I said in your other post, in you are worried about it, put another large piece of glass and silicone it to your tank for more strenght.
    I don't think the chip will be much of an hendrance. After I perminently fasten the bulkheads to the tank I will run a bead of silicone around the outside part of the bulkhead. I don't think I should have to bead the inside as there is a gasket in place. I have tapped on and around the chiped section of the glass when it was full of water the 2nd time. There was no sign of cracking.
    I also think that adhering the overflow to the tank with silicone would also dampen any sudden shock to the glass.
    Thanks and cheers!
    Will

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    overflow looks great! could it also be used as a fuge for pod growth? maybe a little rubble etc on the bottom. (curious)

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    looks good. to allow more of a gap, you may want to consider cutting half the threads off the inside of the bulkheads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    looks good. to allow more of a gap, you may want to consider cutting half the threads off the inside of the bulkheads.
    Hi, Yes, I was actually going to do this but was explained that the bulk heads are in backwards and that the flange should be pointing out. A photo was accompanied with the explaination - which we all know, photos speak clearly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willsnano View Post
    Hi, Yes, I was actually going to do this but was explained that the bulk heads are in backwards and that the flange should be pointing out. A photo was accompanied with the explaination - which we all know, photos speak clearly!
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    actually, bulkheads can be installed either way ( flange in or flange out ) with absolutely no risk. what's far more important is that the rubber gasket is on the side opposite the nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    actually, bulkheads can be installed either way ( flange in or flange out ) with absolutely no risk. what's far more important is that the rubber gasket is on the side opposite the nut.

    HTH
    I was just talking to a fellow reefer and he told me I would be better off putting the "sleeve" on the outside of the tank.
    I was actually second guessing about the position of the gasket. Thank's for clarifying!
    Will.

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