Plumbing gone brittle?

zoanutty

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I was the happy and proud owner of a Red Sea 250 Reefer up until recently. In fact, I was SO happy that I recently purchased another 250!

To explain my issue, the down pipe started leaking this week. I tried to tighten it (and the other 2 in case they were also loose), but then ALL of the pipes started leaking! Upon further inspection I noticed that every single fitting is falling apart!

Now, I understand wear and tear, but this tank was bought brand new in its box a few years ago, and has never been moved! The fittings have never been removed, yet they are all faulty. I currently cannot afford to replace each of these plumbing parts, as they each cost quite a bit of money, and they should not have broken apart after only a few years of undisturbed use.

I thought about replacing them with regular pvc parts, but since Red Sea glues their bulkhead directly to the glass, I can't seem to find any parts that fit. ANY THOUGHTS??? My reef tank is currently running with only a powerhead and a blubbler!

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Look like you over tighten the union. just hand tight is good. no need for Teflon tape on the barb end, it have oring.

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