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Belfast sink

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by [email protected], Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    hi people, just wondering if a belfast sink would be suitable for making up my salt waterim thinking of plumbing it in next to my tank to use for water changes and also double up as a sink for cleaning off live rock, fragging etc.

    i wont be having a traditional plug hole but a bulk head and 2 ball valves (one to the tank and one to the drain.

    can anyone see a flaw in my plans before i start? :taunt:

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  2. Neil

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    IMHO no as you don't now what contaminate may be in it but if you want one I have two
     
  3. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    do you think it would be better to build the sink out of glass, i was thinking that the ceramic would be a bit stronger but then again, a glass sink could be custom built to fit my needs. :taunt:
     
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    I'd go for plastic, then it's hard wearing easy to modify and inert. Especially if you're going to be handling rock etc in it..
     
  5. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    that was my first idea. i dont know how to make a plastic tank though :whistling:
     
  6. LittleOcean

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    Yeh, other than making in acrylic (pricey) you want to try and find a plastic tank to fit,
    I'd go looking in various DIY stores or plumbing places for water storage tanks. Ideally you want it suitable for food use then your know for sure it's reef safe.

    Wilkinsons seems to be a favourite store for all shapes and sizes of plastic containers...
     
  7. Neil

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    why not just put a 25 liter container into the sink then syphon it out when doing your water changes
     
  8. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    because i will have to put a 25lt container in the sink and syphon it in to the tank every time i do a water change Hysterical

    m8, you know how lazy i can be Big Thumbs Up

    if i make a 25lt sink then i dont need to store and extra container. if i have a ball valve i dont need to syphon. it makes it quick and easy. :dance:
     
  9. Neil

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    I use a 3/4 hose and can syphon 25 liters in no time at all
     
  10. Neil

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    why not then just set up a salt make up tank like mine
     
  11. Simon@coralsworkshop

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    it will be similar but will different dimensions and will be above sump water level. this way i can stand up and use it as a sink for cleaning and it doubles as a salt mixing tank. ;)

    i think i may just construct it out of glass and make an egg crate basket to protect it from bumps and scrapes. that black egg crate i got off fleabay is soft and will work a treat :-d
     
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