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Making An Over Flow For New Tank

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Sorted7, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Sorted7

    Sorted7 Registered

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    i was wondering if someone give give me a point in the right direction. I have got a small 100ltr Fluval tank tank I want to make into a marine. I don’t want to use a hang on skimmer so am thinking of making some sort of overflow in the corner of the tank and a small sump underneath. The thing is I don’t really want to drill the base of the tank so am wonder what I can do?. I do a lot of plumbing work and can do most thing and I have some black acrylic and would like to make a corner overflow so it’s neat and hidden. Any help and advice would be very greatful.
     
  2. doug_amanda

    doug_amanda Admin Staff Member

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    Have you thought of using an overflow box ?
    it’s not something I’ve ever used and I believe there are good and bad ones so would be worth reading a few reviews of different brands.
     
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    There used to be a member of many forums called Donkey and he made a good overflow pipe system. Most of the posts seem to have gone from the web though, but there is still a video:

     
  4. Sorted7

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    I was considering an overflow box but didn’t really want to. The D.I.Y overflow pipe system is Defo the way I’ll go. That video has really helped. Thanks
     
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    I've done both on an old tank I started with a custom twin overflow but was almost impossible to get it running perfect then I bought an overflow box which was a 100% improvement and if the power went out when it came back on it would work without needing to be primed again. Lasted for about 7 months and I upgraded to a bigger drilled aquarium

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