FAQ #27: What plumbing fittings did we use on the BRS 160 reef aquarium?

December 21st, 2016
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http://brs.li/pumps-plumbing Today on BRStv, we have another episode of BRS 52 FAQ where we answer all of your frequently asked reefing questions from our popular 52 Weeks of Reefing series.

This week we are answering the question: "“What plumbing fittings did you use on the BRS 160?”"

There are a handful of fittings that the team at BRS prefers to use on a vast majority of their tank builds and there is no shortage of them on the BRS 160. Unions, Ball Valves, Check Valves, Gate Valves, Color PVC, and Loc Line all play their part on the 160’s plumbing layout.

A few quick tips, when it comes to gluing plumbing fittings there is a trick to ensure the best fit and finish. Apply glue to both glue joints, insert them together, give a quarter twist to the fitting while making sure the angles of the fittings match the needs of your plumbing setup, then be sure to hold them tightly together so they don’t push away from each other as the glue cures.

Also, I really like to use threaded versus slip fittings where unions don’t fit like next to your tank under the overflow, simply because it can be disassembled later without needing to destroy your plumbing.

So follow along as we answer today's question, provide some helpful insight, and help make reefing just bit more fun and easy for you and your tank.

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