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Old 11-19-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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If there is a stand pipe in the overflow, it won't matter, but most overflows don't have them, so you would see the tank empty during a power out...a very bad thing.
So iv been doing a little researching on the stand pipe and it looks like thats the way i wana go as sumtimes im away from the tank for a day or two and DO NOT want to come home to 75g on the floor.
So i can use the durso on the overflow drain bulk head and plumb the return through the other bulk head correct?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #12
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Stand pipe or not if the bulkhead seal gives only your overflow box should drain ! The water in the tank will have no where to go ! Before the box I just had the stand pipe which worried me because the bulkhead seal was in the tank so any miss hap would have spelt big trouble lol
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #13
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Here's my old design if this seal was to go the whole tank would drain !!!

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Ignore the unfinished-ness I was still building this system !

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
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Here's my new design where only overflow box would drain !

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #15
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Thanks for the pictures! I will be getting my stand pipe and overflow built over this next week i hope! Hell i may just even order the stand pipe as im expecting my first son this week!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:37 PM   #16
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Congrats !!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #17
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Thanks you! Hope the little guy loves nemo as much as his dad!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #18
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Got the tank cleaned up a little more and the back painted. Also found sum oceanic glass lids to fit the tank.
Ordering my stand pipe soon, next is to get the overflow baffles cut.
And also a shot of my biocube to keep things interesting!

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:46 PM   #19
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Just ordered 6 new t5ho bulbs, a mag 7 return pump and durso stand pipe.
What is the best way or place to go about getting an acrilic overflow baffle cut?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #20
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Can any body poiny me in the direction of sumone who makes custom, in tank overflows? I have tried melvs reef and am awaiting a response, lowes will cut acrylic but i am not %100 they will get the baffles cut correct...thanks!
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