Plumbing

  1. How to Assemble PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 4

    How to Assemble PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 4

    In previous articles in our series on PVC plumbing for aquariums we reviewed the various components you can use to design your own water distribution system. In this installment we‘ll explain...
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  2. How to Choose the Right Valve - Plumbing Basics, Part 3

    How to Choose the Right Valve - Plumbing Basics, Part 3

    Valves are an important component in aquarium filtration systems. They start, stop, and regulate the flow of water and prevent leaks in case of emergency or maintenance tasks. You’ll find...
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  3. How to Size Bulkhead Fittings - Plumbing Basics, Part 2

    How to Size Bulkhead Fittings - Plumbing Basics, Part 2

    In Part 1 of this series on PVC basics we reviewed a brief history of PVC and explained how PVC pipe is sized and matched to the correct fittings. In this installment we’ll take a look at...
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  4. PVC - Plumbing Basics, Part 1 - What you Should Know

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

    If you’ve got a reef or advanced freshwater aquarium, chances are there are some PVC components somewhere in the filtration system. PVC pipe, elbows and other fittings are used in protein...
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  5. How To Size a Return Pump

    How To Size a Return Pump

    Water flow is critical for your reef’s health. Corals and other marine life can thrive only if they’re receiving the right water movement. On a reef, waves and tides constantly flush away...
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  6. Eshopps Prodigy is the world’s slimmest overflow box

    Eshopps Prodigy is the world’s slimmest overflow box

    The Prodigy is the slimmest overflow on the market Eshopps have pushed overflow design to the limit with the launch of the new Prodigy Slim. At just 8mm thick its about as slim as it’s...
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  7. We Speak With Richard Durso, Creator Of The Durso Overflow, About How He Got Into Reefing and Giving Back To The Aquarium Hobby

    We Speak With Richard Durso, Creator Of The Durso Overflow, About How He Got Into Reefing and Giving Back To The Aquarium Hobby

    Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you enter the reefing world? I started my first reef aquarium in April of 1997 after an ice storm in the north eastern USA took out the electrical power...
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  8. NUVO EXT: Innovative Marine Grants Our Wish And Builds Reef-Ready Tanks With External Overflows So We Can Finally Use A Sump

    NUVO EXT: Innovative Marine Grants Our Wish And Builds Reef-Ready Tanks With External Overflows So We Can Finally Use A Sump

    NUVO EXT aquariums have an all glass overflow with the tried-and-true "Herbie" style safety drain system. When something big breaks in the reef-keeping world, we want you to know about it. In this...
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