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Old 08-31-2013, 08:03 PM   #11
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The overflow box on the inside is exactly 1.5 inches.
I would use a 90 elbow and the height of the standing pipe from the elbow can be cut to your desired water level .
I would leave the over flow box out instead of drilling another hole in the other end .
Work with what you have rather then making it worse .
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:05 PM   #12
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But it also has 2 side compartments so there is barely enough room to even spin the bulkhead nut.
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The bulkhead itself is just really big. Maybe I can find a shorter one & that one would work better I believe.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:12 PM   #14
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So then how will the overflow box be secured? On the opposite side of the bulkhead in the overflow box is the nut, will the elbow have to be screwed on behind the bulkhead nut?
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:17 PM   #15
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I attached photos so you all could better understand what I'm referring too. Maybe that will help me understand better as well.

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Old 08-31-2013, 08:44 PM   #16
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What there saying is dont use the over flow box use a bulkhead in place of it.
In this video you will see a bulkhead installed on a tank look at the elbow you want the same thing inside your tank except the pipe will point up You cut the pipe about 1/2 inch below the rim of the tank this will make the water level about 1/2 inch below the rim
Aquarium Overflow 30 Gallon 1'' to 10 Gallon Sump Filter - YouTube
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:54 PM   #17
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I want to use the overflow box. I already purchased it. My girlfriend would kill me if just used it without. Here is how far it is away, I just would prefer the water to be as close to the trim as possible, for drain purposes in case of a flood and so forth.

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:02 PM   #18
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only way i can see using it would be to glue panes of plexi glass to the box in order to raise the rim height
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Yeah that work but I don't want to take the risk of ruining the overflow box. How high does the water generally stay while flowing through the overflow box? I would like it to be right at the rim if possible?
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:10 PM   #20
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Most times the water flows about 1/4 in above the tooth bottom. Use silicone to glue the panes it can be removed later with little fuss
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