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Overflow box....any suggestions please.

reefloat

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hi again, its gordon by the way not george but will forgive you this time :thumbup1:
I have to comment that Tunze equipment in general is excellent although can be pricey, I have no experience of overflow boxes hence my advise to post the question here and its looking good on the suggestions up to now Big Thumbs Up
 

Rooney

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hi again, its gordon by the way not george but will forgive you this time :thumbup1:
I have to comment that Tunze equipment in general is excellent although can be pricey, I have no experience of overflow boxes hence my advise to post the question here and its looking good on the suggestions up to now Big Thumbs Up

Sorry 'George'.......just a mishap on my half, I spend my life with people calling me Rob haha.


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cuprajake

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its just odd ball sizing. so instead of say 40mm its like 38mm.

they really dont flow alot of water though so be aware of that. and im talking from experience.

if it were me id buy a pre drilled tank. for all the hassle your going to get into with an overflow.

i bet no one has mentioned an aqualifter pump to keep it primed. see as air flows through the u pipe. it accumulates and csn stop the syphon. this over flows your tank. an aqualifter constantly sucks on the pipe to keep vacuum.
 

Rooney

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its just odd ball sizing. so instead of say 40mm its like 38mm.

they really dont flow alot of water though so be aware of that. and im talking from experience.

if it were me id buy a pre drilled tank. for all the hassle your going to get into with an overflow.

i bet no one has mentioned an aqualifter pump to keep it primed. see as air flows through the u pipe. it accumulates and csn stop the syphon. this over flows your tank. an aqualifter constantly sucks on the pipe to keep vacuum.

Your right, no mention of an apualifter pump at all! I can understand the need for one. I do plan on buying a new tank next year, I like the EAReef Pro 900s.

The reason I'm sticking with this tank until then as I want to learn on something before spending out on a tank I might not keep due to not enjoying the hobby etc. I also don't want to jump in and end up with a tank full of dead things, I can cope with what I have now for learning on.


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cuprajake

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yeah i get that, but youll do what i did. and waste more money trying to make something work than getting the correct thing to start with.

theres nothing at all wrong with canister filters. whos told you u have to have a sump?

personal opinion if your just learning, keep the canister, perhaos add another, and go from there.

really and truely youll end uo hating the hobby more with all the messing.

my last tank was a prime example

5ft tank run on 3 eheim canisters. my nitrates were 50ppm phos was 2.0 i had no nasty algea. had great growth on my montipora plates.

i moved to a sump with overflow, a tunze. caost me best part of 300 when u add the return pump, skimmer, sump and over flow.

my nitrates didnt change. i messed about so much with that tank.

my new tank i got reef ready. started out right the first time and now im so happy i did.
 
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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Drilling is straight forward

Diamond drill bit kits off ebay for a few quid. The drilling itself is simply but not without risk. Keep the bit cool and clean.
If you buy an overflow kit like the xaqua or Oceanlife overflow, you will get a template and you will also get the drill bit sizes required.
 

cuprajake

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x aqua is an overflow. great but expensive.

when u look arou d forums, facebook and ebay some great tanks for not alot of money.

red sea reefers are the best.

aquaone make nice tanks, like mine. tmc are ok, bit slow flow
 

Rooney

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Right, just picked up that Tunze 1074 overflow box for £19 delivered, happy with that [emoji1303]


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