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    Question Which Bulkhead to pick??!!!!

    Hi everyone,

    I am at planning my plumbing for my new tank and I was looking at bulkhead and I had no idea wich knid I need. What are the use of the different kind(long, standard, threaded, double threaded, etc..)? I need four bulkhead, 2 for my overflow( I will do one like OSD's one) and I need 2 to connect my retunr pump and my skimmer pump to my sump. Thank you very much in advance for your help!!

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    If this is for your listed 50 gallon reef you will want a 1.5 inch bulkhead fitting for the overflow and 1 inch bulkheads for the others UNLESS the planed pump requires something bigger. You can alway reduce the 1 inch down to 3/4 or even 1/2 inch RIGHT AT THE PUMP but you can not increase them.
    Rob

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    Thanx OSD,

    oops I updated my profile...

    I will put 2 1,5inch bulkhead for the overflow(for safety).

    What mean threaded or double threaded?

    Steve

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    You will want bulkhead fitting that are threaded at both ends. If possible you don't want anything that's attached to the bulkheads to be permanent (glued). If you can't get them threaded at both ends make sure the FIRST thing you glue into the back side is a threaded adapter.
    Rob

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    Hoo, ok good to know, I did not have think of that!! :dork:
    Thanx OSD!

    Steve

    P.S. It should be one of my last questions about equipment!! I think I have asked all of them!!

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