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using glass pipe
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can i use glass pipe instead of a fitting for bottom drain of my aquarium?

like 10cm of glass pipe and connect the end of it to a hose that goes to sump.
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Why do you want to use glass?
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(11-05-2019, 02:43 PM)Jota Wrote: Why do you want to use glass?


because the regular fittings have at least 2cm height, that will prevent the debris to go to the drain.

design that i have in my mind requires drain and bottom of aquarium to be at the same level.
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You'd probably need a borosilicate glass pipe from the likes of Schott. They have pipe connectors like jubiliee clips that have integrated rubber O-rings for their glass pipes.
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(11-05-2019, 03:25 PM)Jota Wrote: You'd probably need a borosilicate glass pipe from the likes of Schott.  They have pipe connectors like jubiliee clips that have integrated rubber O-rings for their glass pipes.

isn't silicon sealant enough to hold the pipe and prevent leakage?
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(11-05-2019, 03:31 PM)Doom Wrote:
(11-05-2019, 03:25 PM)Jota Wrote: You'd probably need a borosilicate glass pipe from the likes of Schott.  They have pipe connectors like jubiliee clips that have integrated rubber O-rings for their glass pipes.

isn't silicon sealant enough to hold the pipe and prevent leakage?

I've never tried it. I take it you want to silicone a glass tube to a hole in the bottom of an aquarium? Debris can be kept in the water column by water movement so having a small lip to get over shouldn't really be much of an issue.

There's probably a reason why aquarium manufacturers use pipes and fittings on drilled holes.
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