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Featured Overflow box....any suggestions please.

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Rooney, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Rooney

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    Hi everyone,

    Very new to marines (6 months) and have a small tank that was converted to marine before I bought it. Now long story short time, it was on a cartridge filter but I've made a sump and it was only when talking to George at Reefloat that he said I will be needing an overflow box (which I haven't got or even knew about). I must give a big thank you to George, I phoned to to buy a top up unit from him and he said he wouldn't sell me one just yet as I needed to sort out the overflow box etc, saving me on a very costly and major headache down the line....thank you for being a true gent and not grabbing the cash like most.

    Now at his suggestion, I would like to ask you all which boxes are to be considered as I said I'm new and would appreciate everyone's help on what one to buy. Tank is 120lt, 2 fish 2 snails 2 crabs, Kenya trees! I'm starting out very simple so I can learn before jumping into the big pool so to say. Thanks for the help guys and all opinions on equipment are appreciated.

    Rod.
     
  2. Phil077

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    Depends on your pocket. was it an external filter you used?
     
  3. Rooney

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    It was already on an external filter, a fuval 206 I believe, what is your suggestion for a overflow box then Phil077?


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    drill the tank. from experience.

    overflow boxes are just hassle. even if you buy the 150 quid reef octopus like i did.
     
  5. Phil077

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    Tunze do a couple of Good ones fleabay
    Don't forget depending on your return pump. you will need a gateway valve to Ajust the flow to it.
     
  6. Rooney

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    Was told that drilling can cause headaches if you do it wrong, the guy who told me had his tank crack completely after resetting up and filling with water. Maybe his drilling, maybe cheap glass etc?


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    Drilling is not as hard as you think. in the long run all or any of your problems are solved! :)
     
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    Where to drill is my next question thanks Phil, drill the bottom and run a pipe through the tank to a internal overflow box etc? Drill the back? Sorry to be a pain but I'm watching YouTube vids and everyone is doing so many different things that work for them.


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  9. Rooney

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    Already got a gateway valve ready to go Phil.


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    Happy days.
     
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    I used a Tunze on my old rsm 130d see the link in signature. They are very good and work well.
     
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    i did not use one as i have a jeabo dct and could adjust flow from the pump
     
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    +1 on the Tunze, never used one myself but I have a good mate who has owned one for a number of years who swears by them and never had an issue if note.
     
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    had a tunze, flowed at best 1200lph, after that i went to a reef optopus and that did about 3000lph, after i modded it,

    the problem is your transporting water outlide the tank, which is scary should it block.

    what tank do you have and what size
     
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    btw i used to run a reefloat atu on a tank run with canisters, the sensor was just in the display.
     
  16. Rooney

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    Bidding on a Tunze 1074 on fleabay, it's at a £10 with 7 hours to go


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  17. Phil077

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    That's a good one. just looked. might bid on it myself Hysterical
    They go for just over 100 new btw
     
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  18. Rooney

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    Feel free Phil, that's what ebays all about


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    Just pulling your leg
     
  20. cuprajake

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    make sure it comes with the pipes
     
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