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Old 09-14-2011, 12:04 PM   #1211
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I think two overflows are a brilliant idea, don't see why it shouldn't work!
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:05 PM   #1212
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Asjusting flow with a ball valve is so simple though. I have mine about a foot maybe a tad more away from my sumps water line. I just adjust from there, you can view the tank water level, sump level and adjusting is just a twist away.

To be honest, if it's late and I didn't do enough of a top off earlier my pump will start pulling air so I on occassion just twist the ball valve and then take care of it in the morning. Not the best idea but I have my water on my porch and theres a cat door and we've been finding this raccoon inside the porch!! So I get a little paranoid. LOL

But anyways, I vote single overflow and pump with a ball valve in place.
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So it will work. Now I just have to decide what I want to do
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:13 PM   #1214
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Thank you everyone
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:21 PM   #1215
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Just curious, if I missed it I'm sorry, but what do you hope to accomplish with dual overflows over a single double?
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Lol. I seriously don't know Carey. It was a thought of what if so I asked thinking it was a good idea.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:29 PM   #1217
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On a 75 id run a single overflow, perhaps even a corner flow box
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Cs100 overflow box deluxe
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:07 PM   #1219
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Lol. I seriously don't know Carey. It was a thought of what if so I asked thinking it was a good idea.
Take anything I say with a grain of salt, as I lack the experience of a lot of other members.

That said, it seems to me that having two separate overflows, while certainly being possible, might pose a bit of a problem in the future. It entails more plumbing, and with that comes more possible spots for plumbing failure. I think if it's at all possible to achieve the same end with less plumbing/overflow, you might be better off doing so.
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Id imagine the only main benefit from running dual overflows is 1. Vastly higher flowrate on larger tanks(125+)
And 2. Multiple nozzle jet locations to create mini currents.
Obviously you don't need a TON of flow on your setup so id say the second reason would apply. But in all honestly your ph's could make up for any little extra flow you'd get from running a dual setup
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