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Old 04-27-2006, 11:42 AM   #1
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Overflow Box - Anyone use this brand?

I did a search for overflow boxes and came across this model. It looks very similar to the CPR design but costs way less $$. Anybody had any experiences with this make/model?

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Continuous-S...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:48 AM   #2
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Thats the one I'm using right now.. works perfect.

I'd order two of tom's luft pumps.. one for backup.. they work best to start the syphon. I've caught the pump stop twice... do to old airlines.. replace the lines... and all is good.


I did a few mods on mine.. did a durso standpipe in it using 1" thin wall pvc and also did an air trap at bottom of pipe to prevent most air from going into the sump.


Great overflow for the money! I've heard the U shape one are better than cpr like tho.. but I haven't had any problems out of mine.. minus the air line problem.


Here are some pics of it:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/download.php?id=19955

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/download.php?id=19958
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:53 AM   #3
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its just like the cpr model...but the u shaped ones are better.
i dont want to rely on a pump to restart the siphon....and the toms aqualifter
dies after a few months.
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Well I've been using my pump for about 6 months and its still chugging away. I wouldn't mind trying the U tube ones just to get a better evaluation of them...
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Thanks for the feedback. In fact, I ended up picking U-Tube overflow to be safe. I travel on occasion for business and would not want to come home to a serious problem. I found one at my LFS that was surprisingly reasonably priced.
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