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Old 10-13-2005, 01:18 AM   #21
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I will never own another one. Once i have sumphead build my new tank it is BYE BYE overflow box.
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:15 PM   #22
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Well, I just ordered one from a guy locally that makes them. Looks very well made. He assures me that it won't lose siphon and many local reefers use it with no complaints. Hope it works out. Now I just need a return pump.
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Old 10-13-2005, 04:36 PM   #23
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can i get a link to the guy who makes them? how much and what gph can it do?
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:15 PM   #24
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I also have run several Overflows without any significant problems. I would always suggest an in tank version if possible though.
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I've lost siphon on a few occassions
I don't know how others fix the siphon once it gets messed up. But one thing that I have done many times (because my canapy made it a pain to remove the siphon tube) and it works great is simply sliding a piece of airline tube up one side of the siphon till it reaches the highest point in the upside down U and with both ends of the syphon in the proper location simply suck out the air, viola! the siphon is working again

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Been using the Quietflo-600 for a few weeks now, and it works great. Quiet too, as the name implies. And inexpensive!
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:04 PM   #26
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The guy I bought from sells locally at a LFS. He makes a few types. The one I ordered is around 600 GPH. His yahoo id is: chris4693
You can get in touch with him. Anyone here know of some good plans for a sump/fuge combo. I am using a 20gallon long tank? Any suggestions?
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Old 10-14-2005, 01:16 AM   #27
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Here is the best sump/fuge design I found:

http://aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=53046

I used it with a 30g for my 90. I am sure you could just scale it down.

Once I had all the materials it took about 2 hours plus dry time.

Works great!
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Old 10-14-2005, 01:35 AM   #28
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That is how I built my new sump but I used a 29 instead of the 40 gal. It works great I have alot more pods and the macro algae growth is alot better with the new design.

With just basic DIY knowledge you can build your own sump/fuge to fit your needs.
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Old 10-14-2005, 06:10 AM   #29
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I built my own external overflow box for cheap with 2 specimen boxes a U tube 1' of 1" ID silicone hose a 1"X1" barbed nipple and a 1" bulkhead cost me 25 dollars. might be worth looking into if you ever need another one.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:32 AM   #30
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Thanks everyone. That's exactly what I was looking for. Wish me luck.
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