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Old 11-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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Saltwater Reef Overflow Decision!

Okay well i lied about the sump part. Im actually connecting 2x 2ft tanks together with the same approach as a sump, seeing as the second tank is on the shelf below in the garage. Anyway, i was just wondering the best approach to having the overflow setup.

I have not yet began setting the tanks up, they're just sitting in my garage while i procrastinate. So, any option is available to choose. I was thinking of just setting up a PVC pipe overflow to save money and effort, or just buying a HOB overflow box with a bit more money. But i don't see the difference between these and a permanent drilling of the tank, (seems risky to me). Can someone please explain the differences between these, and maybe make suggestions.

thanks again guys, can always rely on your replies.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:01 AM   #2
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Or even a beananimal filter which I have heard about but can't find information on, thanks.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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I went with the eshopps 800 hob overflow I like a lot no problems
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I checked out the PVC one online didn't no how to hide the pipes or how reliable it was. It was like 50 bucks from dr foster for the eshopps.
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Oh that's a good buy than, yeh I don't know how keen I am on drilling my tank for one, and also how reliable my plumbing skills are either :p How long has yours been running for?
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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I just put in refigium about two weeks ago. It is well worth the effort if down right there is no chance of flooding from sump or tank. What size is your tank and sump
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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Oh that's good, they're actually both 2ft as they are both going to be frag tanks. But one is about 5g bigger than the other one.
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