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Old 03-01-2015, 09:24 PM   #11
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If you can do a 20 tall, do it. If not, do a 10. Don't go as small as 5 though, it would essentially be pointless.

Find a glass shop to have the baffles cut. I got 1/4" thick baffles for $8/each.
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:25 PM   #12
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Is this tank drilled or are you going to do a HOB overflow?
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:28 PM   #13
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I was going to do a HOB overflow, I didn't really want to be doing any drilling, but I'll do the minimum necessary

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Old 03-01-2015, 09:31 PM   #14
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I was going to do a HOB overflow, I didn't really want to be doing any drilling, but I'll do the minimum necessary

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Well drilling is a better way as the water will be gravity fed. But if you're going to do a HOB, send SniperHank a message. He uses one and has a pretty solid setup and can help make sure you get the right one...
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Old 03-01-2015, 09:40 PM   #15
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okay, i was thinking as simple of a setup as i could get, i really wanted to just make space in the tank because i dont like how cluttered its getting
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okay, i was thinking as simple of a setup as i could get, i really wanted to just make space in the tank because i dont like how cluttered its getting

Drilling would involve emptying the tank, etc... So if you want simple, add a HOB overflow, and if you can only
do a 10 gallon sump, then just do a 2 chamber. The first chamber will be the drain in, skimmer, heater, etc, then do a bubble trap, followed by the second section which will just be a return. Easy.
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yes, that is exactly what i want haha, but how do i get the water from the tank to the sump, and then the sump back. that is the part that i am really confused about
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yes, that is exactly what i want haha, but how do i get the water from the tank to the sump, and then the sump back. that is the part that i am really confused about

So the HOB overflow will have a pipe connected to it that will lead into the sump. Fast forward to the return section, a pump will have pipe connected to it that will lead back to the tank...
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hahahaha well i understood that part, i meant like what type of pump or what? i dont understand what forces the water
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see the pic I put up of the entire sump? You can see the pump in the chamber to the right...
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