Saltwater aquarium plumbing
can be confusing. Most aquariums don’t have holes. If so, an aquarium overflow
drains tank water. A drilled (reef ready) aquarium will have holes with an aquarium bulkhead fitting
and an overflow pipe. This is the aquarium drain. A strainer fitting
on the overflow keeps fish from being sucked in. Aquarium pipe then takes water to the sump
filter. A return pump
in the sump drives movement through the aquarium. Return plumbing
takes clean water back to the main tank to complete the process.
In addition to common parts, we carry other specialized reef aquarium plumbing
. An aquarium check valve
prevents water from back flowing into the sump the wrong way. Loc-Line fittings
are used to create custom aquarium returns.
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