RSS Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Leak-Proof Installation Method For Bulkheads

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    Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): To ensure your bulkheads don’t leak, glue them to your tank with PVC cement.

    The rest of the story: I about fell out of my chair (again) when I heard this one. A couple of things here:

    #1: A bulkhead will form a good seal and not leak when installed correctly. No glue is needed.

    #2: If you glued your bulkhead to your tank, if you ever wanted to remove it, good luck. Removing it will be a royal PITA especially considering how tight of a space you’d be working in.

    Finally…as outlined in my No-Nonsense Guide To Setting Up A Saltwater Tank Vol 1 (currently on sale for 30% off), remember that the rubber gasket on the bulkhead goes on the inside of your tank!

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