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Old 11-19-2014, 11:38 AM   #91
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[QUOT E=paul87;3094881]Nice! Did it seem like it took forever? Lol

Thanks. Yes it did seem like it took a long time. I think I was a little intimidated by it at first but once I started drilling I felt more comfortable. I actually liked drilling the holes. One thing I did wrong was I didn't drill the holes close enough to each other. The bulkheads touch the sides of the overflow box so I ordered a different overflow box to remedy that problem.



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Oops! It can touch, just have to make sure the box sits flush against the glass. If not, a bigger overflow box will do it. The plumbing is the easy part compared to the drilling. Your on your way now! I would invest in some hand held PVC cutters to make it even easier.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:33 AM   #92
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Thanks. Yes it did seem like it took a long time. I think I was a little intimidated by it at first but once I started drilling I felt more comfortable. I actually liked drilling the holes. One thing I did wrong was I didn't drill the holes close enough to each other. The bulkheads touch the sides of the overflow box so I ordered a different overflow box to remedy that problem.



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Oops! It can touch, just have to make sure the box sits flush against the glass. If not, a bigger overflow box will do it. The plumbing is the easy part compared to the drilling. Your on your way now! I would invest in some hand held PVC cutters to make it even easier.[/QUOTE]


The overflow box dose fit snug against the glass so that wouldn't be an issue?
I should be getting the other overflow box in today. I will see which one I like better in that tank and u will save the other one for my 29 gallon tank.

When I move everything out of my 29 gallon tank into the 40B I will be setting the 29 gallon back up for my snowflake eel. I will drill the tank and use the extra overflow box on that tank.

I did buy the PVC cutters to make the cutting easier. I am hoping to get the plumbing done and fill the tank this weekend and check for any leaks. If no leaks I will fill it with the saltwater and add my rock.

Do you think it would be a problem to add the RODI water and salt and mix it right in the tank. The only reason I ask is that I only have 5 gallon buckets right now to mix my saltwater in.


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Oops! It can touch, just have to make sure the box sits flush against the glass. If not, a bigger overflow box will do it. The plumbing is the easy part compared to the drilling. Your on your way now! I would invest in some hand held PVC cutters to make it even easier.

The overflow box dose fit snug against the glass so that wouldn't be an issue?
I should be getting the other overflow box in today. I will see which one I like better in that tank and u will save the other one for my 29 gallon tank.

When I move everything out of my 29 gallon tank into the 40B I will be setting the 29 gallon back up for my snowflake eel. I will drill the tank and use the extra overflow box on that tank.

I did buy the PVC cutters to make the cutting easier. I am hoping to get the plumbing done and fill the tank this weekend and check for any leaks. If no leaks I will fill it with the saltwater and add my rock.

Do you think it would be a problem to add the RODI water and salt and mix it right in the tank. The only reason I ask is that I only have 5 gallon buckets right now to mix my saltwater in.


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Yes, as long as the box is secured and sealed along with the bulheads, you are good to go. Take a pic if you can of what the box looks like where it would sit. I don't see a problem with mixing the salt and water in the tank if that's all that's in there. Personally I would put some base rocks directly on the glass before I added my sand for security if you have a general idea for rockscape. If doing that you will want to mix in another container and add the water after sand and bottom rocks.
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The overflow box dose fit snug against the glass so that wouldn't be an issue?
I should be getting the other overflow box in today. I will see which one I like better in that tank and u will save the other one for my 29 gallon tank.

When I move everything out of my 29 gallon tank into the 40B I will be setting the 29 gallon back up for my snowflake eel. I will drill the tank and use the extra overflow box on that tank.

I did buy the PVC cutters to make the cutting easier. I am hoping to get the plumbing done and fill the tank this weekend and check for any leaks. If no leaks I will fill it with the saltwater and add my rock.

Do you think it would be a problem to add the RODI water and salt and mix it right in the tank. The only reason I ask is that I only have 5 gallon buckets right now to mix my saltwater in.


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Yes, as long as the box is secured and sealed along with the bulheads, you are good to go. Take a pic if you can of what the box looks like where it would sit. I don't see a problem with mixing the salt and water in the tank if that's all that's in there. Personally I would put some base rocks directly on the glass before I added my sand for security if you have a general idea for rockscape. If doing that you will want to mix in another container and add the water after sand and bottom rocks.[/QUOTE]


Ok thank Paul. I will take a picture when I get home and post it so you can see. Ok I will put the base rock in first and then mix the saltwater separately. Are your PVC elbows in the overflow box 1" also.


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Here is a picture of the overflow box in place. The bulk heads are actually holding the box up in place.
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What size PVC elbo's did you get for inside the overflow box and on the outside going down to your sump?
Is that one piece in the overflow a threaded piece of PVC?


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What size PVC elbo's did you get for inside the overflow box and on the outside going down to your sump?
Is that one piece in the overflow a threaded piece of PVC?


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Yes they are 1" pvc. I believe they are threaded but not positive. If not you can get slip ones and glue them. I will have to check it out she I get home. That box looks good though. Personally I wouldn't want a big no on a 40g. As long as you silicone the box in-between the box and the glass and rub a smooth bead inside and out you are good. You don't want to silicone the bulkheads though.
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Ok thanks Paul.


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No problem. I may actually buy that bigger overflow box from you if you don't need it or can't return it. I may be starting a 75g upgrade! ��
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The overflow box is a 1200 gph but it's designed differently. Its only 2" wide but flares out on the ends and it didn't work out for me anyway on this build. I may use it in my 29 gallon tank (if it will work) when I redo that one.


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