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Old 05-23-2016, 10:02 AM   #71
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Just a quick update. Didn't get much done due to being sick all last week. Last weekend i did get the canister filters dumped and cleaned out before the head cold started. Hope to get the tank cleaned this weekend though.

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Old 05-23-2016, 03:57 PM   #72
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Thanks guppygourami. I will take some pics this weekend.

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Old 05-27-2016, 05:45 AM   #73
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Im seriously thinkng about removing the existing overflow boxes and plugging the holes on the bottom of the tank. The overflow boxes need resealing on the bottom and that's the reason im thinking about trying to remove them. I dont know how difficult that will be until i start to remove them.

If i decide not to remove them then i will probably stay with the durso method since i dont really know a way to modify it to make it work with the herbie overflow method.

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Old 05-29-2016, 09:58 AM   #74
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I don't know how to do the herbie drain but I keep it the way it is and use the durso pipes.
I know several people will not agree but i had the 125 dual overflow aqueon tank before and used both overflow boxes and never in the 3 years did it overflow into the sump as some people have said they do. Since the stand is 6ft long I ended up using a 75 gallon tank and had a friend make it into a sump/refug. A year ago i had to sell the tank due to financial issues but now things are better and now looking at their 180 or the 210 aqueon duel overflow tanks but I cannot find to many pictures for plumbing the tanks the way I want to.. I had used the hoses before but now I want to do the pipes for plumbing for this go around.
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Thanks mwilliams for the input. When i first baught the tank it was setup as freshwater running with a sump and durso drains. I really didn't have problem with overflow you just have to make sure you leave enough room in the sump for the overflow boxes to drain down without overflowing the sump. The main thing i could'nt stand was all the noise it made.

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I never had any issues with mine flooding the sump. I did fix the noise by pushing the drain pipe down as far as it could go and the noise stopped. But mine had hoses on it instead of pipes for all of the plumbing. I tired to post a picture but it didn't show.
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Yea i thought if i put the drain into the water it would not make so much noise. So i may try that. I really dont want to remove the overflows. Im affraid of beaking the glass if i try to remove them.

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Old 05-30-2016, 02:12 PM   #78
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Ok cleaned the tank out as much as i can. Im filling it up with mostly hot water and i will add distilled vinigar and let it sit for a few days.

I took a couple of pictures of the bottom of the overflow boxes. The seal is discolored and loosening away from some parts of the overflow box and tank. I will need to reseal after i clean it completely.



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How much white vinigar do you think i should use in a 125 gallon tank?

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Bought two Jebao RW15 powerheads for my tank. Cant wait to get them.

I am considering buying one of these skimmers also. Not sure which one yet. Any comments are appreciated.



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