Bulk Head or Tank Connector Fittings For Aquariums

One problem I have faced has been related to the bulk head fittings often called tank connectors.

The problem is that when you go for a large tank you have thicker glass and and then to make matter worse you then have a double thickness base. So if you have 15mm glass you are talking about a connector with 30mm + seals to deal with.

One point to note on the seals. If you are to run ozone I recommend using silicon and not using seals. The ozone will destroy the seals over time.

I have found that the local plumb center stocks perfect bulk head fittings in ABS plastics and the prices are good.

I have choosen 1.5 inch for the flow to sump fittings and 1 inch fittings for the return from sump.

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