The bulkhead wrench made by Precision Marine is not likely to light up the forums with excitement, but when you need a tool like this it can be a total lifesaver. The professional install guys know what we’re talking about; there are so many jobs with plumbing through the bottom of the tank, and therefore the stand, that in many cases it is simply not practical or even possible to get your fingers or monkey wrench to access the bulkhead nut for a strong, tight twist. The bulkhead wrench seems like it would be a great tool for the aquarium service guys (or gals) or even for an LFS to have on hand and occasionally rent or loan to their customers. The bulkhead wrench comes in a 3/4 and 1 inch sizes and are both about $12 and we spotted a larger 1.5 inch bulkhead wrench at the Precision Marine Reefapalooza booth which we presume would be about $20.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.