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Old 11-03-2004, 08:04 PM   #11
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Hey k-myers if he's allowed his opinion then I am also allowed my opinion. And I'm sure that he can speak for himself. I get alittle tired of posting something about someone elses post and then someone else jumps in to give their 2 cents. Like I said they can speak for themselves. You figure an overflow is cheaper than getting a hole drilled?
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:14 PM   #12
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I am kinda beginning to possibly think about maybe a sump for my tank as well. An Idea I came up with was a semi-HOB refugium style sump which uses a powerhead to pump the water into the sump and then the water returns to the tank in a "waterfall" type fashion. The reason I am considering this route is two fold:

1. My system is well underway and so drilling is not an option. (its tempered glass anyway so thats an impossiblity.)

2. With a overflow box, I am fearful of what a power outage or a blockage could do to my tank and my rented carpet in my apartment.
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:27 PM   #13
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Dude you totally stole my idea. I have been thinking of a waterfall myself. Do you have any ideas on that yet?
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:35 PM   #14
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First timer is the whole tank tempered or just the bottom? Most tanks have tempered bottoms with regular glass on the sides. What kind is it..
Where can you buy a overflow box that is cheaper then getting a tank drilled? Most over flow boxes I have seen are $70 plus..
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:01 AM   #15
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Dude you totally stole my idea. I have been thinking of a waterfall myself. Do you have any ideas on that yet?
Not anything serious yet. I am still learning. one problem is that the sump would be too heavy for the tank to support, so a seprate stand would have to be built. My tank is in the corner, so there is plenty of room to build a triangle shaped sump.

I really am glad I came up with that idea though. I wanted a sump but hated the idea of an overflow box. we will see what I can come up with!
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:22 PM   #16
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I like the idea of the HOB / PH refugium.... were you planning on using your skimmer, thermometer etc in the refug????? .... if so I'd like to know where you could get something fairly cheap to achieve this..... I've got a 55 gal and would like to "hide" my equipment..........
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Same thing i am trying .... You may look at my thread. i have posted a thread with questions on that. I plan to keep the sump(in your case the smaller 10G tank) ABOVE the main tank (above 20G tank) .... just check it out ... see if it fits you.

Thread to check: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?p=275366

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