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Featured Overflow box....any suggestions please.

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

  1. 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
     
  2. Rooney

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    As long as it's only my leg your pulling Phil


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  3. Rooney

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


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  4. Rooney

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    Hi Cuprajake, can't I buy pipes etc? It seems complete in the pics to those on the net I looked up?


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  5. 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.
     
  6. Rooney

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    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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  7. 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.
     
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    If you say your name is Wayne .... lol
     
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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.
     
  10. cuprajake

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    but for the price of an x aqua he could have a tank.
     
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    Does it come with an overflow?
     
  12. Phil077

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    Btw if that goes anywhere 50 ish. I Would sack it mate. get a new one
     
  13. 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
     
  14. Rooney

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    Just paid £19 delivered for the Tunze 1074


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  15. Rooney

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


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  16. Phil077

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    Good. that's cheap. lol
     
  17. cuprajake

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    get a toms aqualifter too, they do sell them in the uk,
     
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