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Hello all,

I am going to be drilling my tank shortly and I will be using schedule 80 bulkheads for the drains and the return. However, I plan on using black pvc for the rest of the plumbing since pressure isn't an issue. I see no problem with this because the OD for everything is 1". Am I missing anything?

Tank should be painted and partially plumbed this weekend.


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It's all the same outside dimension unless you get cpvc which can come in both NPS and copper sizing.

Sch 80 looks better, but personally I prefer sch 40 because it allows more flow for the diameter of tubing, and it's much cheaper, especially when it comes to fittings and valves. No chance you're going to need the extra pressure rating for aquarium usage. You can also safely paint it, if color is a huge concern.

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