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Plumbing

Common plumbing scenarios you will encounter when building a saltwater aquarium.
  1. How to Assemble PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 4

    How to Assemble PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 4

    Tools Needed For Assembling PVC A tape measure. There is no way to accurately “eyeball” a PVC pipe measurement and make the proper cuts. A marker to mark your pipes. A hacksaw or...
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  2. PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 1 - What you Should Know

    PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 1 - What you Should Know

    If you're unfamiliar with hard plumbing, this article will cover some of the basics of sizing and matching PVC plumbing for your aquarium.
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  3. How to Size Bulkhead Fittings - Plumbing Basics, Part 2

    How to Size Bulkhead Fittings - Plumbing Basics, Part 2

    Bulkhead fittings are designed for use as inlets or outlets on liquid holding tanks, which include aquariums, filter sumps, and overflows. This fitting provides a leak-proof way of attaching PVC...
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  4. How To Properly Size A Return Pump For An Aquarium

    How To Properly Size A Return Pump For An Aquarium

    Find out how to calculate head pressure and properly size your return for a saltwater reef aquarium.
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  5. New Aquarium Shopping List

    New Aquarium Shopping List

    Download our handy checklist to make sure you have everything you need to build a successful saltwater aquarium.
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  6. How to Plumb a Sump - Plumbing Diagrams For Your Aquarium Sump

    How to Plumb a Sump - Plumbing Diagrams For Your Aquarium Sump

    Learn how to plumb your aquarium sump with three diagrams showing you the typical schematic of a basic, intermediate, or advanced aquarium sump system.
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  7. How a Reverse Osmosis Deionization (RO/DI) System Works

    How a Reverse Osmosis Deionization (RO/DI) System Works

    Learn how your RO/DI filter system works to remove 99.9% of the contaminants from your tap water.
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  8. Overflow Boxes and Drain Styles - Durso, Herbie, and Bean Animal

    Overflow Boxes and Drain Styles - Durso, Herbie, and Bean Animal

    Decide which of the three most common types of drains and overflow boxes is right for you and your tank - Durso, Herbie, or Bean-Animal?
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