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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I have a 180gallon fish only tank that has a canister filter. I was going to upgrade to a 40 gallon sump is there any recommended hang on back overflows and return pumps? Whats the best flow rate or gallon per hour for each of them?
  2. Marine Depot
    How to Stop Your Protein Skimmer from Overflowing PLUS: Enter the Photo of the Month Contest presented by Marine Depot!
  3. DIY Forum
    Hi guys Im running on a very tight budget so I try to DIY everything. 1.Can someone tell me if PVC weld is toxic, can it cause problems in my tank? 2. Would the PVC piping cause any problems in my tank(Plumbing Grade) Thank you in advance.
  4. General classifieds
    Sadly we had our turtle die so we're going to throw in the towel. We spent a ton on having this stand/canopy custom built but like most anything custom you don't get your money back. I just want it to go to a good home. I already found the fish a good home so I have drained the tank and it now...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys! I'm toying with the idea of drilling my tank and adding a sump. I am so scared. Anyhoo, I need a recommendation for an overflow box. I want to install it on the short side of my 55 gal tank. This means it must be less than 12 inches wide. I was hoping to create a bean animal/3...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I am considering buying a used tank. The tank comes with a sump that I cannot use. There is an overflow built into the aquarium. I would need to block the overflow somehow. Can anyone suggest the best method to do this? Thank you!
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 75 gallon tank with a built in overflow on the left hand side, the LFS ordered me a 90 GPH pump and I am having to choke it down quit a bit to stop the overflow gurgling(which it still does randomly) and now the pump is humming loudly. What size pump should I use or do they make a quite...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    tl/dr: I am running a herbie overflow in a 55 gal tank, I have 3/4 inch bulkheads that I cannot replace, but I want to run 1" pvc piping in an attempt increase my flow. Will this increase the flow at all(even slightly?), or will this 1" pipe make it harder to create a siphon due to the 3/4 inch...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I do have a question with my current setup, the overflow is VERY loud. See my video - youtube.com/watch?v=9DGbb0FzkVY Unsure of what the spiral is, but see pictures of the "overflow pipe" below; imgur.com/a/VkKFK I have tried sponge in the pipe, but it doesn't seem to work very well at all...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all. Picked up a 5x2x2ft tank a few weeks back, with 25 odd cichlids inside. It looks nice, but not as PRETTY as what a good reef setup looks like. So I've decided to switch. Will be purchasing, Bubble Magus BM Curve 7 In Sump Hailea HC-500A CaribSea Life Rock 18kg CaribSea Reef Rock 23kg...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I recently acquired a 46 gallon tank from chain pet store to upgrade my little 10 gallon. I'd like to ultimately turn the original 10 gallon in to a sump for the main tank. However, the tank I bought is tempered glass, thus no drilling. I'm trying to decide if I should buy a HOB overflow...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I'm upgrading my 75 to a 180. The 180 is an old school glass tank with 2 corner drilled bottom holes. A 1.5" in the left back corner and a 2" in the back right corner. I'm having someone fabricate two black glass overflow boxes. Question: I'm being told that setting this up with the 1.5"...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    I really want a sump on my 75g reef, but its not drilled, no built in over flow or anything, and tank is already established so I can't drill or anything ( not willing to try ). I heard of the hob overflow , which seems promising but I'm concerned for if I lose power. My plan is to have a 40g...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I've got an 800gph pump and was wondering what size hole to drill on the side of my tank. I read that a 1" bulkhead size will only support 600gph but noticed my old overflow box (that had handled 800gph) had a 1" hole. Would vertical vs. horizontal drainage make a difference? Should I go with...
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Hi guys I've been into fish my whole life and got into reef keeping 3 years ago when my neighbor had an old tank he was getting rid of. Recently i graduated college and as a graduation present my parents are getting me a 180 gallon reef ready tank from aqueon. So in the past the tanks that i've...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I've looked everywhere and can't figure this out. Best way to drill large diameter holes for acrylic? These would be 1.5" holes for bulkheads for my overflow. I keep seeing: "pilot hole, then increase in size stepping up to the next largest" as being standard practice. But that doesn't...
  17. Reefing Equipment
    Hi All, I live in San Francisco, CA. Looking to upgrade my 55 Gallon glass tank to a rimless 90-100gal tank. It is so hard to find one at a normal price and all the online stuff is so expensive. Anyone have any ideas on brands, places where to buy a glass tank rimless sizes 48x18/20x24 ...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys... nothing I do seems to have any effect on the sound of my overflow. It's the Eshopps 800gph overflow and I built a stockman pipe for it like 3 different ways, large holes, tons of small holes and even cutting huge chunks of PVC out so the pipe is being held by two thin pieces of PVC...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, planning to change my overflow from the typical Durso stand pipe to a bean animal due to the extreme noise from the overflow. This is 180 AGA with dual overflows - (2) plastic overflow weirs siliconed to the rear wall of the tank and (2) Durso standpipe holes drilled for each...
  20. Freshwater Discussion
    hey guys I have 40 gallon planted tank and I would like to put in a sump system. I'm familiar with the requirements for the GPH etc, for marine systems, but I've never done one for a planted tank. What is a good size over flow box to use? How many GPH (approximately) should i be shooting for? I...
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