Looking for plumbing for hole through glass

Discussion in '► Sponsor Request Forum' started by abgg118, 27 Mar 2008.

  1. abgg118

    abgg118 MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    487
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Die Wilgers, Pretoria
    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.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Punk

    Punk

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    678
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    astore

    9 Fountain Road
    Eastleigh
    Edenvale 1610
    South Africa
    Phone : ‎+27 11 452 3354
    Fax : ‎+27 11 452 3704
     
  4. HenkHugo

    HenkHugo

    Joined:
    10 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,629
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Cape Town
    lol - punk you REALLY like astore dont you? :p

    for the CPT members - they are here as well :D
     
  5. Punk

    Punk

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    678
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    yeah they rock dude :yeahdude:
     
  6. Brucemg

    Brucemg

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    568
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Punk
    What valves did you get ball or gate?I was there yesterday and yes they are helpfull
     
  7. Punk

    Punk

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    678
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Johannesburg

    i got 32mm and 50mm ball valves:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Brucemg

    Brucemg

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    568
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Pretoria
    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?
     
  9. Punk

    Punk

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    678
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    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...
     
  10. Brucemg

    Brucemg

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    568
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Pretoria
    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.
     
  11. Brucemg

    Brucemg

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    568
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Okay the valve pic

    [​IMG]
     
  12. HenkHugo

    HenkHugo

    Joined:
    10 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,629
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Cape Town
    i used those on my old tank.... will most prob run them on the new one again
     
  13. Brucemg

    Brucemg

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    568
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Hi Henk
    No problems with them on your old system or was there?
     
  14. Warr7207

    Warr7207

    Joined:
    28 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    12,781
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    JHB
    '
    Run them on my tank work well
     
  15. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    27,983
    Likes Received:
    777
    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.
     
  16. Brucemg

    Brucemg

    Joined:
    6 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    568
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Pretoria
    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
     
  17. abgg118

    abgg118 Thread Starter MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 May 2007
    Posts:
    487
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Die Wilgers, Pretoria
    Thanks. Maybe I'll take the drive and pay them a visit today or tomorrow.
     
  18. HenkHugo

    HenkHugo

    Joined:
    10 May 2007
    Posts:
    3,629
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Cape Town
    nope no issues at all.... they are also used on 99% of koi ponds
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Looking plumbing hole Forum Date
Looking for an odysee 24w T5 ballast Wanted 14 Nov 2016
Best Looking FOWLR Tanks Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks 31 Oct 2016
Looking for Harlequin Tusk. ► Sponsor Request Forum 2 Oct 2016
Desperately looking for an inferno bubble tip anemone! General Discussions and Advice 26 Sep 2016
[wtd] looking for a Big Tank Wanted 15 Sep 2016
[wtd] Looking for Red Sea 250 Skimmer or Pump Wanted 15 Sep 2016
[wtd] Looking for various frags Durban Wanted 15 Sep 2016