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Old 02-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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where to place my overflow box?

i am trying to see where people think the best place is to position my overflow box. i am not sure if there is any benifit of placing it anywhere specific in the tank. here is a pic of the tank.




i am leaning towards the far right side. but i am afraid it may overshadow the corals. it is a aqueon 110 oveflow. it is a clear acrilic overflow box. i will obviously be removing the the HOB filter and the skimmer. the heater will also be going into the sump. i need to decide because i need to pick up the plumbing. so i need to know the angles i will require. also....... it is a 1 1/4" outlet on the overflow. can i reduce that down a bit or will that negatively affect it? restrict flow?

as always.... thanks in advance.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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there is no specific spot that is good you are removing the filter put it there. some ppl try and hide it with live rock as well
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:08 PM   #3
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I have mine to the far right and I use it to put the lower light demanding corals under it.
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Looks like if you can make it black then place it in the middle with returns on the outside. That would give you great flow if you have a big enough return pump.
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ill be running a rio 2100 at about 3 foot head height. should be putting out about 650 gph. roughly. it is only a 30 gal tank and i am just finishing my 15 gal sump. i will only have 1 output for it.
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A 2100 is 690 at the head. It is a small pump and 3 ft of head pressure with 90s or whatnot will considerably reduce head pressure. Step up to a 2500 which is the same body but bigger motor. It is roughly 750 so after 3 ft head probably somewhere around 450-500 I'm guessing. Here is a good link to read.

http://www.aquarium-pond-answers.com...-pond.html?m=1
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