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Nothing but trouble By vtecintegra on 9/12/2014vtecintegra wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI can't believe I'm the only one having this problem according to other reviews, but 5 out of 11 threaded on the non-flange side have split at the seam and leaked. I consider myself half way adept being in the hobby for 12 years. Tightened by hand, paste instead of tape, and two 1/2" and three 1" all splitting on the seam. You really can't see the crack until pumping water through. BRS promotes these as better and heavier duty to normal ABS bulkheads? I'd hate to see how a lesser quality bulkhead holds up. You can see the molding line down the center and that's where each one has cracked. IMO they are cheap and asking for trouble. The first three were just an annoyance since they are on my ATS box over the sump, so dripping isn't a show stopper. The fourth though was on my ghost type overflow requiring draining down the tank, disconnecting hoses, and pulling the box to get it out. My fought for trying to save a few bucks. Schedule 80 on my other tank has never caused any problems. I do not recommend buying the threaded on the non-flange side. If you are trying to save a few bucks like my mistake, at least go slip and cement your fitting instead using screw in fittings.
Used on corner-flo tank By Jschoen on 3/29/2014Jschoen would recommend this product to a friendBought these to replace the stock slip x slip bulkheads that come with the corner-flo system. these arre the lowest cost bulkheads that i could find. the threads fit correctly and i have no leaks.
Cheaper than the LFS By John on 3/22/2014John would recommend this product to a friendExactly what I was looking for and its cheaper than the local store!
Cheap By Warren on 4/23/2013Warren would recommend this product to a friendIf you only need a cheap bulkhead, this is it. Works well.
1 1/2 inch Bulkhead = Amazing Quality! By Kyle on 1/30/2013Kyle would recommend this product to a friendFor such a cheap cost, i was worried of the overall construction quality of these bulkheads. I am more than absolutely satisfied and will certainly buy more whenever needed from BulkReefSupply.com!
High quality By preston on 12/9/2012preston would recommend this product to a friendworks grate will buy more
Awesome By Jeremy on 10/23/2012Jeremy would recommend this product to a friendThese came in and they are just what I needed. Seem to be durable and it's always great being able to get them on BRS.
Excellent bulkheads By Lance on 9/26/2012Lance would recommend this product to a friendI purchased two of these 1" bulkheads for my custom overflow for my 40B mixed reef display w/ 40B sump (one as the main, the other for emergency drain).
As of approximately one week from now, these will have been in constant use for two years, removed once for a tank breakdown and move.
Never leaked, easy to use, easy to remove, great fittings. No problems.
High quality! By Daniel on 9/20/2012Daniel would recommend this product to a friendDoes what it should! Fit and finish were excellent! Sealed perfectly and easily upon installation!
Great bulheads By Ron on 9/5/2012Ron would recommend this product to a friendWell- built, one of mine had some minor imperfections on the threads but did not effect performance. These are great bulkheads and would definitely use them again.
Great Product By Joseph on 8/3/2012Joseph would recommend this product to a friendIt does what it needs to do without leaking. I would recommend
Great product By Ljfdfireboy on 7/23/2012Ljfdfireboy would recommend this product to a friendVery well constructed heavy duty bulkhead.
Previously Asked Questions
by Don on March 30, 2014, @1:11 PM
When installing bulkheads which side goes in the tank and which goes outside tank for the drain. Also do I use a different bit to drill 3/4" acrylic vs glass.
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Don,
The flange side (side with the big head on it) part of the bulkhead goes on the inside along with the o-ring. The nut then secures the bulkhead on the outside of the tank. Depending on the material you would use different drill bits. Glass requires a diamond coated drill bit and acrylic a hole saw blade.
by Roger on March 20, 2014, @9:47 AM
On the slip x thread bulkhead is that threaded on the inside of the tank?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Roger,
It is best to have the flange side on the inside of the tank, so on this particular bulkhead the thread would be on the outside of the tank. For threads on the inside you would want a Thread x Slip.
by Tim on September 21, 2013, @8:15 AM
Hi, i bought two 1" slip x thread and two 3/4" slip x thread bulkheads and can't seem to get a female adapter to screw onto the bulkhead. What can i use?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Tim,
The plumbing threads on the bulkhead are female, so you would need a male threaded pipe fitting to screw into the threaded bulkheads and then it should work a lot better for you!
Bulkheads are used to attach plumbing to aquariums and sumps. These low profile reef safe bulkheads are made from black ABS plastic. Our supplier manufactures these slightly thicker than competitor aquarium bulkheads making them more reliable.
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