Looking for plumbing for hole through glass

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  1. abgg118

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    Hi all,Been away a while, but I really want to get my seahorse tank going. I'm looking for plumbing to use to complete my overflow. I built a small "glass corner box" as overflow and got a 50mm hole drilled through the back glass. I need to plumb this so that the water can flow through a pipe/connection through the whole down to the sump. I guess I need the same kind of connection as for a bottom-glass-drilled tank, but where to find it ... Anyone able to help?Thanks.
     
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    astore

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    lol - punk you REALLY like astore dont you? :p

    for the CPT members - they are here as well :D
     
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    yeah they rock dude :yeahdude:
     
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    What valves did you get ball or gate?I was there yesterday and yes they are helpfull
     
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    i got 32mm and 50mm ball valves:

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    Those are neat I also got ball 40mm but thay a bit bulky [not the same as yours]Ill post a pic just now. I maybe want to change to gate as I thinkh one woul be able to control the flow better.Are all your connections threaded or pvc glued?
     
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    hmmm... i've never worked or seen gate valves, can you control the flow better with them? (would be cool to see a pic)

    i had to use a combination of threaded & non-threaded parts 'cause i used nipples to connect to the pumps and the tanks connectors...
     
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    No I havent seen PVC gate valves I want to call them and ask if they do have PVC gate valves. I just think that one can ajust the valve better as the gate would have a threaded control arm and not a twist arm. Dont know need to find out. The problem I see with the type I bought one could by accident bump the arm and inrease or dcrease the flow rate. I post a pic now just nee to go to the back and take one.
     
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    Okay the valve pic

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    i used those on my old tank.... will most prob run them on the new one again
     
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    Hi Henk
    No problems with them on your old system or was there?
     
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    Run them on my tank work well
     
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    Gate valves are a million times better than ball valve's, especially for making minor adjustments to the flow. Unfortunately I have never seen or heard of them being available in this country.
     
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    Viper I totally agree with you, just to find them.I give the store a call and find out. I would prefer gate valve but I was in a hurry yesterday and didnt think about it when I purchased as most of the sales people found out my name and thought I was the soccer player from Liverpool:p
     
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    Thanks. Maybe I'll take the drive and pay them a visit today or tomorrow.
     
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    nope no issues at all.... they are also used on 99% of koi ponds
     

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