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Old 03-01-2015, 10:38 PM   #31
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i'm definitely going to have to do more research, because i understand like the reason for it and what to put in it, but i'm really struggling with like the physics behind it, and being in school for electrical mechanics and auto tech its really frustrating me
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:42 PM   #32
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I had a hard time with it too... Check this link out, it cleared up a lot for me:

http://www.melevsreef.com/node/1658
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:45 PM   #33
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There's a Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 section at the bottom. Make sure you read all these... Really good info. Read it all, then read it all again. Should keep you busy for a few nights
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:48 PM   #34
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that is awesome, thanks again i will most certainly read that, i think i already figured out most of my confusion just from the diagram on the first page
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Good deal. Enjoy.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:26 AM   #36
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Okay I read that, and it was great, now I'm trying to find a fairly cheap hob overflow box for sale and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

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Okay I read that, and it was great, now I'm trying to find a fairly cheap hob overflow box for sale and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

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I've heard Eshoppes makes a nice one. Check them out. Also, in conjunction with it, you will want an aqualifter pump to ensure the siphon doesn't break (if the siphon breaks due to air in the U tube, your return pump will keep pumping but the overflow won't be draining, and your display tank will overflow). Like I mentioned earlier, send SniperHank a message and he will be able to steer you in the right direction...
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I've heard Eshoppes makes a nice one. Check them out. Also, in conjunction with it, you will want an aqualifter pump to ensure the siphon doesn't break (if the siphon breaks due to air in the U tube, your return pump will keep pumping but the overflow won't be draining, and your display tank will overflow). Like I mentioned earlier, send SniperHank a message and he will be able to steer you in the right direction...
I did send him a message, haven't heard anything back yet, I was looking at those but I was seeing mixed reviews online so I wanted to hear what your guy's thoughts on them

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You'll always hear mixed reviews on ANY hang on back overflow. I've even heard of hang on back overflows manufacturers recommending drilling a tank as opposed to a HOB...
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