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Hi again. So the tank I have needs 're plumbing as the guy who had it before me glued all the pipes and cut them off with a saw to get them off to be able to move the tank. I'm a bit worried about getting the wrong parts for my tank can somebody help me?

The part that goes from my holes in my tank are called tank connectors? I have them as they didn't need to be cut and they are 50mm. Then what? I understand most of it I just don't want to mess it up.

I know I'm going to have a twin herbie overflow with a ball valve and I know I want pvc piping all the way down to my sump. Just looking for part names and a bit of a written diagram if you don't mind?

Many thanks

Terry.

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Reply #1

I'm sure there is someone better qualified than me, having just set up my first tank but one thing is for sure, look into how to put some sort of silencer at the top of your overflow pipe before you set the tank up!  I have a bit filter sponge cut into a funny shape to allow air up and water down but there are neater more sophisticated solutions on youtube.


My inexperience aside, I wanted to put hard piping on the back of the cabinet so I bought the grey push together stuff from B&Q and it was so easy and successful I would be confident to recommend it.  Just buy the pipe sizes of your choice, any elbow joints you need and remember to put pipe stiffeners in the end of every tube before you connect it to something and you can't go wrong!

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I think you will need to give a bit more info on the number of holes drilled in your tank, their diameter and their location.

This will make it easier for people to offer advice.

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Reply #3

Hi Terry , there's all the info on Herbie setup here .
Herbie Overflow Plumbing Guide for Quiet Reef Aquariums - gmacreef
The tank connectors are called bulkhead fittings , for the rest of the build you'll need enough elbows to take the pipe to where it needs to be , a valve (ball valve is cheaper but harder to set flow rate , gate valve is dearer but easier to set flow rate), glue and cleaner , pipe and pipe clips and possibly a union or two if you require to split the pipe anywhere for maintenance or installation .
Stay away from standard drain pipes as you probably won't be able to get a valve to fit to control the Syphon .
UPVC pipe and fittings .


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Thank you all. I was just slightly confused as one website said if you buy this tank connector you will need some sort of fitting (can't remember what)

Can somebody tell me if this is 1 40mm or 50mm bulkhead?

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Hang on where did the picture option go?

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On site pics are down at the moment , photos can be posted either via the Tapatalk app or any photo hosting  site that gives a URL code for link to paste using the picture icon above .
Is there not a size on the fitting it's self , it may not necessarily be metric .

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