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Old 09-13-2014, 02:52 AM   #1
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Overflow spashing in cabinet

I've seen a number of cabinets that look trashed after 6 months to a year due to bubbles in the sump popping water on the walls and doors of the cabinet.

With my new tank I started moving things to last week I was getting a crazy amount of water on the floor of the stand (even with a filter sock) from bubbles popping in where the overflow drains & the skimmer.

I was concerned due to the fact that I setup a DIY "power strip" in the sump (with switches outside the sump) and water was getting onto those.

Here's what I did to mitigate that issue:




So a $30 piece of acrylic from Lowes that I cut to fit the sump & glued together with non-gel superglue.

Do you deal with this? If so, how do you deal with it.
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My return actually goes below the water line (I use a foam block instead of a filter sock). Additionally, I have a 1 inch lip of acrylic that extends inward from the top of the sump.


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Filter socks work great for fixing issues with splashing. I prefer the cheap alternative of panty hose and just throw them away during water changes. No muss, no fuss.

But nice work with the plexi fitting things in there. I never seem to cut the stuff right or at an awful angle when it should be straight.
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