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Old 09-25-2011, 11:08 PM   #1511
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fair enough mine is on a freshwater 180 and i dont have to worry about snails. but all you would have to change is add a slotted piece of pvc to keep snails out. heres a link to my videoCheap diy overflow - YouTube. oh and i was wrong its supposed to handle 750 with 1 inch but mine gets really noisy if i add any more than 500 like when i am filling it. So two would be much safer.
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link them into one down spout or keep them separate?
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oh its not as loud as it seems. but you can defiantly hear it....
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you can link if you make the pipe bigger at the link, easier to keep separate.
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I would keep em separated, this way you can control their individual flow better
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:29 PM   #1516
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I would keep em separated, this way you can control their individual flow better

how would i control their individual flow? ball valve? thought that was hard to do.
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you can link if you make the pipe bigger at the link, easier to keep separate.

easier? how so?
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fair enough mine is on a freshwater 180 and i dont have to worry about snails. but all you would have to change is add a slotted piece of pvc to keep snails out. heres a link to my videoCheap diy overflow - YouTube. oh and i was wrong its supposed to handle 750 with 1 inch but mine gets really noisy if i add any more than 500 like when i am filling it. So two would be much safer.

i like how you worked the intake on that tube. is that better than putting a 90 there?
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:32 PM   #1519
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ive got this thing in my lap right now, ive been putting it together as i watch my shows.


no real rhyme or reason. just seeing/reading ideas and making them happen.
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I would not use a ball valve, just the height of the overflow, If you joined them together it may create a siphon in an area you dont want which may result in the overflow to stop. Or it may create more noise. in any case having them separate will allow you to individually adjust them to your needs. With the 90 My aquarium water level would rise an inch sometimes going completely submersing the intake. With the reducer, This allows more surface area for it to overflow at a faster pace It rises about 3/8 an inch.
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