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Old 02-05-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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New reef tank with hole in overflow

I'm a new member here, but been reading for awhile as guest. Lots of good info to be read.
Just recently I've purchased a 175 oceanic bow front reef ready tank. Unfortunately one of the plastic overflows had a 1.5" round hole cut out in it, about 10" up from the bottom of tank. I've emailed Oceanic about getting a replacement overflow, but they said they no longer have them.
Would anybody know where I could purchase one? Or possibly a way of just sealing up this hole? Any help would much be appreciated. I will post a picture of it shortly. Thanks!! Great place!
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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You can order bulkheads from marinedepot.com or bulkreefsupply.com...just to name a couple.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Picture attached. Thanks, but its not the bulkhead.
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Does your out flow from pump run up thru the over flow if so you could use that hole as an additional out flow by putting a tee in and plumbing it in with a bulkhead fitting
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Does your out flow from pump run up thru the over flow if so you could use that hole as an additional out flow by putting a tee in and plumbing it in with a bulkhead fitting
I don't have any plumbing hooked up yet. There are 2 of overflows on my tank. 2 holes are drilled at the bottom of each overflow. Hope that answers your question. I'm fairly new to all of this. Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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That is where your water goes in to the overflow.. Not sure why they cut a hole in it... As long as there is a back wall behind it.. Looks like it in the picture.. You will be ok if you dont mind there being a hole... You could maybe find a black aquarium apoxy to just fill it in flat.. But the whole does not hurt the performance.. I wouldnt believe.besides you might loose a few fish to your sump... . The 2 holes behind them,, one is for the overflow pipe,, and one is a return,, wish i could send you a picture.. But i dont have one.. Im sure if you go into google and search aquarium overflow system. You will find something that will explain it more in depth for you.. It is very easy to hook up and operate.
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Did the tank come with any pvc plumbing?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #8
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Did the tank come with any pvc plumbing?
The previous owner had this tank setup for his turtle. He had it plumbed for that. Only 12 inches of water in it. I think most of the stuff is here to return it back to reef tank. Unfortunately it has that hole in it. I was thinking a small piece of plexiglass siliconed over the opening?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:09 PM   #9
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This is what i'm working with....
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #10
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Yes. As long as you can get a seal.. But look behind the tank to see if he cut another hole at the bottom.. Sounds like the home was there to overflow water no higher than that level.. If there are two layers of black plastic he might have cut 2 holes.. If so patch both holes.. You will need to buy 2 bulkheads for eacc side. One 1" and 1- 1/2 ". Then you may just go to your lps and order an overflow PVC system to go behind the overflows
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