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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I need help setting up the plumbing to my sump. I just got a little 30 gallon and am going to have it drilled here soon, but figured I should sort everything else out first. How many of what size holes should I drill? -I'm not sure if I should have one main and one emergency or if I just...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 29 gallon NON-drilled glass aquarium that I am trying to connect to my sump. I do not want to empty and drill my tank. I would REALLY like to avoid an overflow box that will clog/break and cause flooding. Are there options out there?? I've seen a DIY drain pipe over the back that fed...
  3. Tank Specs
    i have a new 72 gallon bow tank everything from the stand up is entirely new. I need to be schooled, i installed the eshopps over flow pf 800, and the eshopps rs 100 sump, along with a octo nwb sss 110 skimmer. I tried to match everything up. I think it's pushing 800 gph. I'm far from knowing...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I will be getting a new tank this summer and am looking at a 120+ gal. Reef ready tank most likely w/55gal sump. My question is on the overflows. I need to know if its better to have 1 in each corner or 1 larger one in the center? I'm sure there are advantages to both but I would like to here...
  5. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Just wondering if anyone is using this OF? And I have 1 1/4 PVC plumbing out to the sump with 2 elbows. What would my Flow Rate be and this set up?
  6. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Hey All! Just registered and I might say that this is by far, the best information I have researched. Great forums. My question is, I have just started a 75gal Saltwater tank. Around 2 months ago. I had a Cichlid tank for 8 years and decided to take the plunge. I am currently using the Eshopps...
  7. Reefing Equipment
    So I just recently upgraded my overflow/return system to a CPR continuous siphon box with an Eco plus 633 return pump. Both are rated for 600 gph and the Eco, factoring in head loss pumps apprx 594gph. The overflow is positioned on the left side of the tank and opposite the return nozzle. I have...
  8. Skimmers & other filtration
    Does any one know if a mag 7( 700 gph) pump would be too strong for a over flow (home made pvc overflow (580 gph)
  9. General Reef Discussion
    does anyone know the name of thoes overflow surface skimmer things for the bio cubes that suctions on the spot where the water goes into the filter chambers
  10. Skimmers & other filtration
    on the biocubes where the water enters the filtration chambers there is a grey over flow skimmer thing that sucktions to that spot im trying to find one to buy but i can not find it or what its called can anyone help plz!! im tired of looking at all that stuff floating on the top of the water
  11. Reefing Equipment
    I'm experiencing some micro bubbles from my overflow. I have the water dumping into a 4" cpr filter sock but i"m still getting bubbles. Any suggestions?
  12. Reefing Equipment
    This is my first attempt at building a reef tank In theory, I understand the way the plumbing should go and i am very much a DIY type of persons. However, I am a bit confused as to how i should handle the plumbing with a dual drain overflow box I have an eshopps pf-1000 which i want to drain...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    so i guess this is the newest hot item, i understand the purpose of the first two pipes, one handles the bulk, the other takes the excess, what is the purpose of the 3rd pipe? is it really needed? i understand its a safety overflow incase one of the others gets plugged. but we have all...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Im debating doing a HOB oveflow box or drilling my tank and doing an internal.Id like to avoid drilling if i can but if it has significant advantages id be willing to do it on my 55.Its not set up yet im still gathering equipment(yikes is it expensive!).Anyway can people point out the advantages...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Would it be more advisable to use a Durso type stand pipe, as opposed to just letting the water enter the overflow box and go directly through holes drilled into the back of the tank? I have heard that there is a big sound difference, but I have no expierence with this myself. Thanks.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I am building my new 30 gal set up. I couldnt drill the tank so I bought the Aqueon HO Overflow Box. I bought a little vacuum pump as well to pull from the siphon as these Overflows have a tendency to break the siphon. My problem is I finally have the drain keeping up with the Sump Pump but...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    tank set-up- 40 breeder, on a standard AGA black pine stand, it's about 5' from the bottom of the stand to the top of the tank. the tank is currently being filtered with a magnum 350 (dumb decision i know, but it was easy and cheap and at the time it was set up it fit the bill). anyway i've...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the process of moving, and thought this would be a good time to upgrade from a 15g, to a 30-50g tank. I am considering drilling my new tank and installing an overflow system similar to the one here. I am wondering though, where do I buy black plastic like the one used there, or like on...
  19. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    So I just finished plumbing a new sump in my basement and I am ready to pull my hair out. My first question is why now is my overflow not staying at a constant level? What can I do to fix it? I know that the overflow water level going up and down is causing the problem downstairs. I have tried...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so every time the power goes out over flow runs till its dry and breaks siphon. power on, sump pump goes back to work over flowing the tank. Here is my question... Is that supposed to happen? I think that the U tube between the inside and outside box should hold siphon during an outage. Is...
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