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Old 08-16-2003, 05:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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thx.

I set it up with a T connector for easy cleaning. I just ran into a problem with the fluval return hose being too short. I may have to put it on the intake hose to save me the time/money to get the extra hose. I did a bad job gluing it together. There is a 1 cm gap between the reducer and the coupling.

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Old 08-17-2003, 01:18 AM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Wheniever I talk about glues, epoxies or paints I distinguish between dried and cured.

Something might be dry to the touch but not completely cured. Cured means that the chemical processes that form the bonds have completed.

i.e. - PVC cement is dry in ten minutes but you may want to wait 24 hours before getting it wet so that it can cure. If you get it wet before it has cured, it may leak or leach chemicals. Same with epoxy and paint.

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