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Old 02-27-2020, 11:56 AM
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What does everybody use for fittings to drain their tanks? Any pictures ?
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:16 PM
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What does everybody use for fittings to drain their tanks? Any pictures ?
I use the mist King drainage bulkheads. I don't have anything construction pictures of the bulkhead, sorry.
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:20 PM
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I use the mist King drainage bulkheads. I don't have anything construction pictures of the bulkhead, sorry.
Yep, that's a good way to go.

https://www.joshsfrogs.com/mistking-...-bulkhead.html

If for some reason a person wanted a larger diameter drain, bulkheads of all sizes can be found at reefing vendors:

https://aquarium.bulkreefsupply.com/reefing/Bulkhead
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What does everybody use for fittings to drain their tanks?
Depends on the application. I've got everything from tiny little MistKing bulkheads to 3/4". Mostly I use 1/2".

Diameter matters - clogs suck - but another element is cost. Cost of the bulkheads, and also cost of the hose to run drain water from the bulkhead to the bucket. Vinyl hose from Home Depot is cheaper than the high-pressure push-in tubing.

Finally, I don't know of any strainer fittings that cover a MistKing bulkhead. With the bigger bulkheads there's always a strainer you can find. I like a strainer - clogs suck.

good luck!
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i use 1/4" mistking fittings.

bulkhead through a drilled hole in the glass with the following drain rubber rounded washers that fits perfectly snug over the end of the bulkhead threads on the inside of the tank to avoid soil clogging:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-5-...0070/203193499


then 1/4" plug in elbow to gravity drain:

https://www.mistking.com/value-plug-in-elbow-14.html

then a 1/4 ball valve to close off that drain if needed:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/3X-1-4-Turn-...8AAOSwwp9dlwAu

then a 1/4" plug in Tee connected to my other tanks drain line and to a 5 gal pail

https://www.mistking.com/Value-plug-in-tee-14.html
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here is the ball valve for ebay.com as I posted the Canadian site. I use these ball valves for each of my tanks off main mist line as well - in case I want to exempt a tank from the misting schedule



https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...I7%29&_sacat=0
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